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....Read more

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.

 

Let's Talk Social Planning

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    What do you think we should do to ensure that older adults are well informed about services available to them?

    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?

    by Richmond Administrator 14 Oct 2010, 04:15 PM 745 views
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    What opportunities can be created to connect older adults to their community?

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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?

    by Richmond Administrator 14 Oct 2010, 04:10 PM 418 views
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    Does Richmond deserve a reputation of being the most accessible city in Canada?

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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?

    by Richmond Administrator 14 Oct 2010, 04:06 PM 5660 views
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    What would you do to make the community more welcoming and inclusive for our youth?

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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.

    by Richmond Administrator 14 Oct 2010, 04:02 PM 517 views
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    How can technology or social media be used to better connect and engage with this generation of youth?

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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.

    by Richmond Administrator 14 Oct 2010, 03:56 PM 1801 views
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    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?

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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?

    by Richmond Administrator 14 Oct 2010, 03:54 PM 679 views
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    Is there any aspect of life in Richmond that has helped or hindered you or your family to successfully meet life's challenges?

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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?

    by Richmond Administrator 14 Oct 2010, 03:50 PM 75 views
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    How can Richmond residents contribute to making Richmond a safer place?

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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?

    by Richmond Administrator 14 Oct 2010, 03:48 PM 393 views
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    How could Richmond residents feel more engaged and included in community life?

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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?

    by Richmond Administrator 14 Oct 2010, 03:44 PM 450 views
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    Over the next 10 years, what social issues will Richmond need to address?

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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?

    by Richmond Administrator 18 Jun 2010, 06:04 PM 410 views
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    Community Social Services: How can the city help ensure that needed services are available to Richmond residents?

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    Richmond residents are served by a number of non-profit agencies that provide needed social services to the community, including parenting programs, employment and skills training, child care, immigrant settlement, professional counseling and peer support programs.

    The City assists some agencies by leasing City-owned premises for a nominal rate, and provides grants to assist agencies with operating or program costs.

    Are there any social services needed in Richmond that are not available now? Do you face challenges in accessing particular services because of wait lists or other barriers? While social services are the responsibility of senior levels of government, how can the City best support this sector?

    Richmond residents are served by a number of non-profit agencies that provide needed social services to the community, including parenting programs, employment and skills training, child care, immigrant settlement, professional counseling and peer support programs.

    The City assists some agencies by leasing City-owned premises for a nominal rate, and provides grants to assist agencies with operating or program costs.

    Are there any social services needed in Richmond that are not available now? Do you face challenges in accessing particular services because of wait lists or other barriers? While social services are the responsibility of senior levels of government, how can the City best support this sector?

    by Richmond Administrator 16 Jun 2010, 04:56 PM 419 views
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    Supporting Families: How can the city best help?

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    The City supports families in a number of ways, including provision of community centre activities, establishment of parks, facilities and programs, negotiation of child care facilities in new developments, and provision of grants to family-serving agencies.
    Which of these approaches are most important to you? What suggestions do you have for the City regarding future initiatives to support families?

    The City supports families in a number of ways, including provision of community centre activities, establishment of parks, facilities and programs, negotiation of child care facilities in new developments, and provision of grants to family-serving agencies.
    Which of these approaches are most important to you? What suggestions do you have for the City regarding future initiatives to support families?

    by Richmond Administrator 15 Jun 2010, 02:53 PM 321 views
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    Youth - ?????

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    by Richmond Administrator 15 Jun 2010, 02:52 PM 32 views
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    Social Planning: What does Richmond do well that should be preserved as a Social Planning Strategy is discussed?

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    What do you like about the community services currently available in Richmond?  As we move forward, are there aspects of our current community service system that should be preserved?  How should Richmond continue to support community social service agencies?

    What do you like about the community services currently available in Richmond?  As we move forward, are there aspects of our current community service system that should be preserved?  How should Richmond continue to support community social service agencies?

    by Richmond Administrator 15 Jun 2010, 02:50 PM 246 views
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    Older Adults - Are Richmond service providers prepared to meet the future needs of our aging population?

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    by Richmond Administrator 15 Jun 2010, 02:49 PM 14 views
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    Intercultural Harmony: What can the city do to help immigrants to better integrate into the community?

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    Traditionally other levels of government have had the main responsibility for supporting the settlement of new immigrants.  In Richmond, where a majority of residents are first generation immigrants, are there things that the City should do to help immigrants to become more fully engaged in the community?  Would an increased City role result in improved intercultural harmony?

    Traditionally other levels of government have had the main responsibility for supporting the settlement of new immigrants.  In Richmond, where a majority of residents are first generation immigrants, are there things that the City should do to help immigrants to become more fully engaged in the community?  Would an increased City role result in improved intercultural harmony?

    by Richmond Administrator 15 Jun 2010, 12:31 PM 363 views
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    Affordable Housing: What role do you think the city should have?

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    The City recognizes the need to increase the supply of diverse and affordable housing options for our residents.  As we continue to implement the Richmond Affordable Housing Strategy, what priorities should be considered?  Are there new initiatives that we should be aware of?  What partnership opportunities should we explore?

    The City recognizes the need to increase the supply of diverse and affordable housing options for our residents.  As we continue to implement the Richmond Affordable Housing Strategy, what priorities should be considered?  Are there new initiatives that we should be aware of?  What partnership opportunities should we explore?

    by Richmond Administrator 15 Jun 2010, 10:49 AM 217 views