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.

Recent updates

  • Revolutionary Film Night: Pride (2014)
    July 9, 2018
    Join Alliance Against Displacement for our next Revolutionary Film Night on Friday, July 20th at 7 pm. We’re screening Pride, which tells the true story of how a group of gay and lesbian activists (Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners) stepped up to support the UK miners’ strike of 1984. We’ll hear a brief presentation
  • March for Trans Peoples & Sex Workers Liberation!
    July 9, 2018
    When: Saturday August 11th, noon Where: Start at Main and Hastings, Unceded Coast Salish Territories Outraged by the loss of another trans woman and sex worker in the DTES, we are marching for the people that we’ve lost but also for the people we refuse to lose. We are marching towards a world without capital, colonialism,
  • Poverty and Discontent: The roots of anti-homeless hate
    July 9, 2018
    Join us this Friday, July 13th, in Nanaimo for a public panel and discussion: Poverty & Discontent: The roots of anti-homeless hate. Friday, July 13th at 7:00pm Beban Park Social Centre, 2300 Bowen Road, Nanaimo On May 17, 2018 the founders of Discontent City set up tents in an unused lot at the edge of
  • Stopping demovictions will mean getting to the colonial root of the evictions crisis
    July 3, 2018
    On Saturday, June 30th, over 150 residents were evicted from the 62 units of housing at 6525, 6559 and 6585 Sussex Avenue. Most had already been intimidated and pressured into leaving, and the few who remained were forced to finally pack up and leave their homes. The Sussex evictions are one site in an endless

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

    Alliance Against Displacement has begun organizing in Surrey with a focus on homeless communities gathered on 135A Street, known as “the Strip.” The constant presence of the RCMP constructs the Strip as a site of criminality. Not only are poor people subjected to government theft of their belongings (including medications, ID, treasured photos, family ashes, etc.), they are routinely under surveillance and targeted for potential bylaw infractions and criminal activity.
  • 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), other people living in temporary or otherwise precarious housing and in punitive ‘supportive’ housing, and housed supporters such as Homes Not Hate. Our focus is ending violence against people living in poverty, especially violence caused by governments, cops, NIMBYs, social workers, and others through criminalization, containment, surveillance, and other systematic means of marginalizing, excluding, and punishing people for being poor.

Recent Statements 

Headlines from the Volcano Newspaper

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  • The Vancouver Police Department’s practice of indiscriminate carding is a violation of constitutional rights July 21, 2018
    The British Columbia Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA) and British Columbia Union of Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) filed a complaint to the Vancouver Police Department (VPD) Chief and brought to public attention what racialized communities have been saying for years: police unfairly target Black and Indigenous people for street checks, or carding, which refers to stopping individuals […]
    Lama Mugabo
  • Spontaneous Overdose Prevention is Not Enough July 21, 2018
    On June 27th, six weeks after the founding of Discontent City, we experienced an overdose related death. Bellrena McKay went down in the tent city. A resident who has saved over fifty people from overdose-related deaths worked on bringing her back, but she later died in hospital. Last year, there were 51 overdose deaths in […]
    Mercedes Courtorielle, Amber McGrath, Kevin Donaghy, and Ashley Mollison
  • Beyond the Razor Wire: The Culture of the Prison Industrial Complex July 11, 2018
    It is our duty to fight for our freedom. It is our duty to win. We must love each other and support each other. We have nothing to lose but our chains -Assata Shakur In order to understand the dreams of prison abolitionists, we must first understand the reach of the Prison Industrial Complex. Prison […]
    Meenakshi Mannoe
  • Canada’s two-sided immigration policies and the Safe Third Country Agreement July 10, 2018
    The Safe Third Country Agreement, adopted in 2004, was designed to help Canada turn down refugees by effectively aligning with the US’s immigration policies. It requires people to claim asylum in the first country where they land so long as that country is deemed “safe,” which means that refugees who land in the US and […]
    Listen Chen

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