Beginner’s level English writing skills is the focus of the program and includes spelling and sentence structure.
Gather with other women to discuss a new book on a bi-monthly basis.
Our computer lab is free for use by all women.
Women with English as a second language learn how to converse in a fun and creative environment.
We offer a free, 3-month intensive work-readiness program for women.
Join us for free, monthly screenings of documentaries and fictional films.
A creative writing program for teen girls.
Come and enhance your computer skills with individualized lessons in our lab.
Open to French-speaking women of all backgrounds.
Join other grandmothers in a safe environment to share information and experiences.
Connect with a facilitator who will help you find the proper community resources.
Meet with other women to support one another and exchange information and resources.
Donations are important to enable us to continuously provide the services and programs we offer at the Centre. We are a registered Canadian charity and a tax-receipt will be issued for donations of $20 or more. We invite you to become an important part of maintaining and expanding the Centre’s services for women in Richmond by making a monthly or one time donation.
BECOME A MEMBER
We invite you to become an important part of maintaining and expanding the Centre’s services for women in Richmond by becoming a member for $40 a year.
We have a variety of volunteer opportunities at the Women’s Centre. Whether providing referrals, assisting with workshops or events, and making news friends in the process, our volunteers are the backbone of RWRC.
Richmond Women’s Resource Centre helps women with resources, agency referrals, links, support groups, workshops, projects, programs, and volunteering opportunities. In English and Chinese.
To provide a supportive environment in which all women are encouraged and enabled to achieve their fullest potential.
The Richmond Women’s Resource Centre was formed in 1976 and became a non-profit association with Charitable Tax Status in 1989.
The location of the Centre has varied over the years – from basements, church halls, and trailers, to three different city-owned houses. In 1994, along with approximately twenty other agencies, we moved into the Caring Place.
*RWRC Annual Report, April 2014 – March 2015
The Centre’s tranquility and silence brings comfort to the troubled heart of a woman. Every moment in the Centre is an opportunity for learning. Our instructors were generous in imparting their knowledge not only with communication skills, job search tools and techniques but as well as with some facts about the Canadian culture. With all the skills I obtained, I am regaining my confidence. I am hopeful that the right opportunity will come in due time. And when it happens, I know that I am prepared.
RWRC is like a family – a home away from home for all women.
Since I became a member, the women of this organization have taken steps with me and have never hesitated to offer a helping hand. Their courage has inspired me to join their circle and share in the feeling of cherishing others and being cherished in return.
Volunteering at RWRC teaches me something new about people in different cultures, about RWRC services for women; about compassion and about myself. In helping others, I am reminded that we are all in this together we need to remember to support each other.
I came to Vancouver three years ago. As a newcomer, integrating into society was a vexing question for me. Luckily, I found RWRC and became a tax volunteer. [This] experience has helped me overcome the fear of rejection and boosted my confidence in this new environment. Through helping others, I now feel like a part of this community.
As a woman, I believe it is in our nature to nurture and give, especially towards our children and family. It is part of who we are. I have been out of the workforce for over 13 years raising my children, but the Work Ready Program has prepared me for the challenge of finding a job. I appreciate all the support and help the center has given me, volunteering is my way of supporting other women like me.