According to Vancouver Coastal Health, the risk of contracting COVID-19 in BC remains low, and people without symptoms do not pose a risk. However, the emerging importance of social distancing is an element that is difficult to manage within programs and it is with this in mind that we are temporarily closing our programs and our thrift store out of an abundance of caution for clients, staff, volunteers to ensure everyone’s wellness. 

For more information, please contact check the following:

We look forward to reopening our programs soon! For the latest information on COVID-19 in BC, please visit:

COVID-19 Information Sources

  • Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Awareness resources – resources are available in PDF Format in multiple languages

The latest information and the status of measures in Canada are posted on Canada.ca/coronavirus or available to the public through the Coronavirus Information Line (1-833-784-4397). The website is available in English, French and simplified Chinese.

Facebook: Healthy Canadians

Facebook: Travel Advice from the Government of Canada

Twitter: @TravelGoC

Twitter: @GovCanHealth

Twitter: @CPHO_Canada

LinkedIn: Public Health Agency of Canada

A message from the Board of Directors to everyone at the Richmond Family Place


We want to send a message of heartfelt appreciation, recognizing the extraordinary efforts and sacrifices made by our RFP community as we navigate the challenges associated with COVID-19.


The public health crisis created by the global spread of COVID-19 has presented unparalleled challenges for our Province, Canada and the world. Here at RFP, we have not been immune to the challenges that the physical distancing rules have created.


Over the course of the past month, a number of difficult decisions have been made, including a transition to online gatherings, shifting connections from in-person to online, postponing some essential events like the Golf Tournament and having to re-think and cancel weekly events where we share a meal together.


Those decisions were very difficult to make, but were and are fully supported by the Board of Directors as being in the best interests of the RFP community. We know, however, that they have created significant challenges and hardships, and the Board could not be more appreciative of the extraordinary efforts and sacrifices of everyone at RFP. We wish to recognize:


  1. All RFP families who have been faced with challenges that are extreme in scope and nature.
  2. The remarkable transition, effectively undertaken by our staff, prioritizing the best interests of families and looking out for each other.
  3. RFP staff, both who went into the office and and working remotely, who are making all of these efforts happen across family services, building operations, planning, communications, human resources and central administration.
  4. And, last but not least, the leadership team, including our Executive Director Janice Lambert, for the incredible job of helping to plan for the unexpected and ensuring that the crisis does not divert from the RFP  mission to ensure that every child in Richmond reaches their full potential. We recognize that much of the heavy burden and responsibility for coordinating the planning for and response to this crisis has fallen to you and thank you for your incredible leadership during this unprecedented time.
Recognizing that COVID-19 presents long-term challenges, we will remain focused on adhering to the core values of RFP, including flexibility, empathy, patience, and the well-being of our families, staff and friends.


To everyone, thank you for your support in service to families we all passionately care for.




Maria Robinson, Louise Yeoh, Victoria Chan, Tienne Schaub, Jennifer Chin, Sandra Li-Seller and Mahvash Derakhshan.
RFP Board of Directors