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UBC Geography department unable to release neighbourhood-specific data on investor-class immigrants

March 15, 2015 – 4:11 pm | 1,401 views

Richmond’s planning committee has asked city staff to “provide council with data related to overseas buyers of property in the city,” according to a referral.
However, the Richmond News has learned municipal data from Citizenship and Immigration Canada …

Chinese only signs in Richmond: city-run workshop

March 14, 2015 – 4:14 pm | 1,420 views

About 150 Richmond’s residents took part in a city-run workshop on March 12, 2015 at the UBC Boathouse. Chinese only signs have long been a subject of contaversy in Richmond. Participants discuss how foreign signs …

Immigration: Is big money paying off?

February 28, 2015 – 7:42 am | 1,203 views

Refugee immigrants are reporting higher incomes to the Canada Revenue Agency than investor-class immigrants, according to data compiled by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC).
Furthermore, the rate of investor immigrants reporting any income whatsoever is far …

Serving Immigrants with Equity or Equality? Important Conversations at the Richmond Diversity Symposium

January 31, 2015 – 3:15 pm | 695 views

On January 30, 2015, Michael and I conducted a one-hour workshop on Cultural Competencies at the Diversity Symposium organized by The City of Richmond. Over 45 city staff and staff from organizations serving immigrants attended …

Diversity Symposium by The City of Richmond: Our City Our Community: Building Community, Facilitating Intercultural Neighbourhoods

January 15, 2015 – 8:24 am | 684 views

On January 30, 2015 The City of Richmond will host its first diversity symposium that will bring diverse community stakeholders to learn and share promising diversity and inclusion practices in making the City “the most …