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

  • “Help us keep each other safe”: Sanctuary Tent City calls for talks with Surrey Fire Chief
    July 29, 2019
    SURREY, BC (Unceded Coast Salish Territories): Homeless residents of Sanctuary Tent City sent a letter to Fire Chief Larry Thomas on Thursday, July 25, calling for the Surrey Fire Department to cooperate with their efforts to increase fire safety at the camp. “We’re taking proactive steps to make the camp as safe as possible,” said
  • Homes Not Hate! Rally at Surrey City Hall
    July 20, 2019
    Flyers have been circulating throughout Guildford in North Surrey, spreading myths and promoting hate against drug users and the homeless community in an effort to block a proposed supportive housing project in the neighbourhood. The 63-unit project is being discussed at the next Surrey City Council meeting, alongside a second proposed supportive
  • Alliance Against Displacement stands in solidarity with the Black Vests
    July 15, 2019
    From Paris, France to Surrey, BC, Migrant and Homeless Displaced People Unite! The Black Vests are a group of undocumented immigrants living in shelters and the streets across Paris Region. Inspired by the militancy of the Yellow Vests movement, the Black Vests have been taking action to demand the end of deportations, the massive regularization
  • #SaveOurSanctuary: Take 5 Minutes to Defend Surrey’s Homeless Camp!
    July 10, 2019
    Surrey Bylaw Enforcement is threatening to displace over 50 homeless people, who are camping in a wooded area near Bridgeview, which campers call ‘Sanctuary.’ Wanda Stopa, a resident of the camp, says, “We have nowhere else to go. This is our home, it’s our sanctuary, and we won’t let them take it from us.” The

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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.

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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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