Community Services Pop Ups

Community Services Pop Ups

In response to ongoing interest and demand, the City of Richmond and the Richmond Public Library will continue hosting monthly Community Services Pop-Up sessions until the end of 2023.

The free drop-in sessions bring together representatives from community-based service providers under one roof, and enable residents with lower incomes to ask questions and access information about important resources and services in a safe and welcoming space.

The Pop Ups will take place every second Thursday of the month from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Brighouse Library, 7700 Minoru Gate. 
Services and supports available at the Pop Ups include assistance with navigating health and benefit systems, information about how to access affordable housing and recreation, and connections to newcomer services.

A pilot series of Pop Ups were held from December 2022 until May 2023. During that time, more than 450 community members attended and made connections with over 25 different community organisations. The pilot phase was provincially funded through a Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) grant and based on its success, the City and Richmond Public Library will continue to host the series in collaboration with community organizations.

The Pop Ups support the City’s 2021–2031 Collaborative Action Plan to Reduce and Prevent Poverty in Richmond and the development of outreach programs for residents at risk of, or living in, poverty. 

For more information about the Community Services pop-up series or available resources to support people living on low income, visit