Alliance Against Displacement is a grassroots organization that organizes with communities facing displacement in British Columbia. Our goal is to support the development of people’s power in working class and Indigenous communities and build alliances between our struggles.
Alliance Against Displacement is a grassroots organization that organizes with communities facing displacement in British Columbia. Our goal is to support the development of people’s power in working class and Indigenous communities and build alliances between our struggles.

Updates and Events

  • RALLY: Communities Not Cops! Divest from Police, Invest in People
    November 15, 2018
    Rally against police power on November 24 at 2:00pm outside Surrey City Hall. Massive funding for police comes at the expense of social programs and resources, like community centres and youth programs, which could actually address some of the root causes of violence in our communities. By divesting from the police, we can invest in real community
  • Homeless people rising: Solidarity with Oakland’s homeless movement, The Village
    November 10, 2018
    Alliance Against Displacement extends solidarity to The Village, a self-organized homeless camp in East Oakland (Ohlone territory) that is facing an eviction today. Their story is all too familiar to homeless people and their allies in British Columbia: Namegans Nation in the Greater Victoria Region was evicted five times this fall, while
  • Electoral Politics & Vancouver’s White Progressive Sweep
    November 1, 2018
    Free panel and discussion New date – Tuesday November 27, 2018 / 7:00pm  Grandview-Calvary Baptist Church / 1803 East 1st Avenue (One block East of Commercial Drive. Accessibility info below.) The results of this year’s municipal election in Vancouver mark the return of two political forces to dominance at city hall: #ProgressiveSweep, and
  • Public Panel: Against Policing & the Politics of Fear in Surrey
    October 29, 2018
    Join us for a panel and discussion Thurs, Nov. 8, 7:00 pm at KPU. Members of Anti-Police Power Surrey will discuss issues related to "crime" and policing, including the gang panic, the criminalization of poverty, immigration detention, and alternatives to

Announcements List

Alliance Against Displacement Campaigns

  • Homes not Hate and Anita Place Tent City // Maple Ridge

    Homes Not Hate Maple Ridge is a campaign to end hatred against the homeless, insecurely housed, poor, and low-income residents of Maple Ridge. Alliance Against Displacement supports grassroots community organizing and organic leaders in Maple Ridge to overturn poor-bashing views and call on City Council to support tent cities in the area and building social housing for those in need.
  • Stop Demovictions Campaign and Tenant Defence Network // Burnaby

    The Stop Demovictions Burnaby campaign is a grassroots community organizing project to stop evictions and mass displacement in the Metrotown area of Burnaby. The campaign is organized by the Alliance Against Displacement, ACORN Burnaby, and Metrotown Residents Association, alongside residents of the Metrotown apartments facing demoviction.
  • Surrey Against Criminalization

    The City of Surrey has the largest RCMP detachment in the country, and it grows larger every year. At the same time, homelessness continues to rise as incomes fall behind skyrocketing rents, governments refuse to build permanent social housing, and vacancy rates plummet. In Surrey we are fighting for affordable, adequate, accessible, and secure housing, and against the power of cops, courts and prisons.
  • Super InTent City Society // Victoria

    In Victoria, Alliance Against Displacement works with SIC Society (formed by residents of Super InTent City, a tent city that operated from 2015-2016), others who are homeless or living in precarious housing and in punitive ‘supportive’ housing, and housed supporters. Our focus is on ending violence against people living in poverty, especially the violence caused by governments, cops, and social workers, which takes the form of criminalization, containment, surveillance, and other systematic means of marginalizing, excluding, and punishing people for being poor.
  • Discontent City // Nanaimo

    For over 300 homeless residents, Discontent City is an important site of collective survival that makes solidarity, safety, and care possible. But Discontent City residents still deal with daily harassment and violence from police, anti-homeless bigots, and organized fascists – namely, the white supremacist group, the Soldiers of Odin. At Discontent City, just like at Anita Place tent city in Maple Ridge, anti-homeless bigotry takes on an intensity that differs from the hatred and prejudice expressed towards homeless people in larger urban centres like Victoria and Vancouver.

Recent Statements 

Headlines from the Volcano Newspaper

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  • We Won’t Go – November 2018 January 8, 2019
    Download the PDF of the We Won’t Go November 2018 Newsletter WORKING-CLASS RESISTANCE TO MASS EVICTION IN OTTAWA By Sean Phipps On May 7th 2018, 500 residents of Herongate, a working-class, predominantly Somali neighbourhood in Ottawa, received eviction notices, demanding they leave by the end of September. Five days later, tenants formed the  Herongate Tenant […]
    Stop Demovictions Burnaby
  • “We stand with Unist’ot’en” actions show the front line is everywhere in the struggle against colonial power December 20, 2018
    On Monday December 17th at 3:30pm, Coastal GasLink gained court-ordered and RCMP escorted access to the Wet’suwet’en territory that has been reoccupied by the Unist’ot’en clan. But after the deadline passed, the gate that the Unist’ot’en Camp put up at Morice River Bridge remained closed and the Unist’ot’en retained their UN-recognized powers of free and […]
    The Editors
  • RCMP authorized to forcibly enter unceded Wet’suwet’en territory re-occupied and stewarded by the Unist’ot’en Clan December 17, 2018
    On Friday the 14th, B.C. Supreme Court Justice Marguerite Church issued a temporary injunction granting Coastal GasLink, a subsidiary of TransCanada, the go-ahead to proceed with development for a future LNG pipeline on unceded Wet’suwet’en territory, stewarded by the Unist’ot’en. The Unist’ot’en are a clan of the Wet’suwet’en people. Since 2010, Unist’ot’en has been blocking […]
    The Editors
  • Surrey Government Cuts Millions in Social Projects to Fund Police December 15, 2018
    On Tuesday, December 4, 2018 mayor Doug McCallum announced that Surrey is going ahead with creating a new municipal police force. This commitment to proceed comes despite his claim that the City does not have the money to build promised new libraries and a community centre.
    Jeff Shantz, Critical Criminology Working Group, Surrey

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