Richmond City Centre

Submitted by: Helen Davidson
Richmond Children First

For the last 10 years, Richmond has used EDI data to inform policy, develop partnerships and adapt programming. One recent example is in Richmond City Centre. At 43%, City Centre has the highest proportion of vulnerable children and, is the most disadvantaged neighbourhood on the SES Index. City Centre is also the fastest growing neighbourhood in Richmond with the child and youth population expected to grow by roughly 70% (from 7,500 to 13,000) by 2021.

EDI data formed the basis of the Richmond City Centre Early Child Development Report released by Richmond Children First in 2012. The Richmond Children First Steering Committee worked with partner organizations to align resources and systems so young children in this neighbourhood would have better early child development (ECD) outcomes. The result? Over $85,000 a year in funding has been targeted to a number of City Centre ECD programs. These multilingual programs meet identified needs of City Centre families and are delivered in partnership by non-profit and public organizations.

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