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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  • Thousands take pledge to stand with Unist’ot’en as TransCanada applies for a court injunction to force through their pipeline December 5, 2018
    An injunction application and civil litigation filed by TransCanada Coastal GasLink aims to criminalize Unist’ot’en Camp and forcibly facilitate pipeline construction across unceded Wet’suwet’en territory. The pipeline company’s Supreme Court injunction hearing is scheduled to take place on Monday December 10th. TransCanada is applying for the Court to award them police support to build a […]
    The Editors
  • Addicts & Adults: Beautiful Boy, Gabor Maté as Doctor-Daddy & Safe Injection 4 Teens December 5, 2018
    “What about the children!?” the comment-section curmudgeons screamed in response to headlines announcing BC’s Representative of Children & Youth was recommending safe injection sites for teens. Had they read the recent and aptly named report, Time To Listen: Youth Voices On Substance Use, they’d know what the overdose-death data and a hundred youth with lived […]
    Allison B. Barker
  • Surrey rallies against police power as a new abolitionist campaign takes to the streets December 4, 2018
    “Communities Not Cops: Divest From Police, Invest In People” – this was the theme of a rally and march that took place last Saturday, November 24th, organized by the newly formed Anti-Police Power Surrey (APPS). The rally disrupted the narrative, amplified by the recent municipal election, that crime is a growing problem in the city […]
    Dave Diewert & Isabel Krupp
  • Tent cities and the right to be awake November 24, 2018
    Tent cities provide a place to be for people who don’t have housing or shelter, either because there are not enough homes or shelter beds or because they are excluded from the homes and shelters that do exist for reasons like that homes are too expensive or that many shelters don’t allow couples or pets. […]
    Gaë​lle Nicolussi

The Volcano publishes news for working-class, low income, and Indigenous peoples across British Columbia, Canada. The newspaper is printed and distributed four times a year, and also maintains a web presence at thevolcano.org.

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