Let's Talk Social Planning: FORUM

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.

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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?

    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?

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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?

    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?

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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?

    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?

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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.

    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.

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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.

    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.

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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?

    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?

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

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

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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?

    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?

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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?

    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?

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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?

    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?

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