Let's Talk Social Planning: FORUM

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Social Planning is about people - ensuring that, as the City grows and develops, the needs of people living and working in Richmond are effectively addressed.

Looking forward over the next 10 years, will we have enough childcare spaces? Will there be appropriate services and resources for our older adults? Will we be able to better integrate immigrants into the community while also ensuring the needs to longer term residents are respected? What should we do to address concerns of homelessness, people with disabilities, affordable housing, or addictions? What role should other partners (e.g. the Federal and Provincial Governments, community

Social Planning is about people - ensuring that, as the City grows and develops, the needs of people living and working in Richmond are effectively addressed.

Looking forward over the next 10 years, will we have enough childcare spaces? Will there be appropriate services and resources for our older adults? Will we be able to better integrate immigrants into the community while also ensuring the needs to longer term residents are respected? What should we do to address concerns of homelessness, people with disabilities, affordable housing, or addictions? What role should other partners (e.g. the Federal and Provincial Governments, community agencies) play in responding to Richmond's social issues?


To help in addressing these and other questions, the City is preparing a 10 year Social Planning Strategy which will:

  • identify future social planning priorities for the City
  • clarify appropriate responsibilities for the City and others
  • provide a foundation for more effective social planning and service delivery in the future.

Discussions: All (17) Open (1)
  • What do you think we should do to ensure that older adults are well informed about services available to them?

    over 13 years ago
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    The City of Richmond's Older Adults Service Plan aims at "Ensuring olders adults are well informed about the services available to them."  It is important that residents know about programs and services which can benefit them.  What are some of the ways that this information can be communicated to older adults?

  • What opportunities can be created to connect older adults to their community?

    over 13 years ago
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    Are older adults already connected?  Are there different programs and services that need to be provided for older adults?  It is important that the City understand older adults' needs and wants, and create connections across cultures and generations.  What opportunities would you create?

  • Does Richmond deserve a reputation of being the most accessible city in Canada?

    over 13 years ago
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    Richmond has earned a great reputation for its physical accessibility for people with disabilities.  Is it deserved?  What could be improved to make our City more accessible to those who live, work and play here?

  • What would you do to make the community more welcoming and inclusive for our youth?

    over 13 years ago
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    Youth often report being stereotyped and discriminated against or not having a voice in things that matter to them.  When youth are able to safely express themselves and find meaningful involvement in their world, they tend to exhibit thriving behaviours.  These can also act as protective factors for them in risky situations and strengthen their personal development.

  • How can technology or social media be used to better connect and engage with this generation of youth?

    over 13 years ago
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    The use of social media and smart phone technology has changed the way youth interact with others and will only continue to evolve and serve as a major influence in how they communicate and express themselves.

  • Imagine that you have a chance to support one social cause or group to improve the quality of life in Richmond. What would that cause or group be?

    over 13 years ago
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    The City currently supports the social well being of Richmond residents in a variety of ways.  We want to know what you think are the priorities.  What would you do to help?  What do you think the City could do to help?

  • Is there any aspect of life in Richmond that has helped or hindered you or your family to successfully meet life's challenges?

    over 13 years ago
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    Life has its ups and downs. what would have helped you, but wasn't available?  What benefitted you the most?

  • How can Richmond residents contribute to making Richmond a safer place?

    over 13 years ago
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    Are there places in Richmond where you feel safe and harm would not come to you?  Are there places in Richmond where you feel that  injury, harm or crime could occur?  Where are these places?  What steps can be taken to ensure Richmond is a safe community?   What programs or services could be provided to prevent harm and crime in our community?

  • How could Richmond residents feel more engaged and included in community life?

    over 13 years ago
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    There is a perception that some Richmond residents have no interest in what happens in their community.  How can we all create a strong and inclusive sense of community in Richmond?  Does it all start with knowing your neighbour?

  • Over the next 10 years, what social issues will Richmond need to address?

    about 14 years ago
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    Are you concerned about homelessness, poverty or other social issues in the community?  Do you feel safe in your neighbourhoods?  Will gambling and other addictions increase?  How will growth and development in the City affect quality of life?  Will affordable housing be available?