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

  • PRESS CONFERENCE | Former residents of the Surrey Strip: “The only difference is now we’re scattered and hidden”
    June 21, 2019
    Unceded Coast Salish Territory (Surrey): One year has passed since police, city workers, and social workers cleared nearly 100 tents off the 135A Street “Surrey Strip”. Homeless activists say the anniversary is nothing to celebrate. “They haven’t dealt with homelessness. They’ve just dispersed it,” said Bonnie, a former resident of the
  • We Exist Tent City Founding Declaration
    June 14, 2019
    We acknowledge that the residents of We Exist Tent City are seeking shelter and protection on the unceded and occupied core territories of the Kwikwetlem nation, and within the shared territories of the Tsleil-Waututh, Musqueam, Squamish, and Sto’:lo nations. Homeless people exist! Two years after former PoCo Mayor Greg Moore claimed “we
  • STIGMA IS MURDER: WE DEMAND ACTION FROM FRASER HEALTH
    June 11, 2019
    A statement by Maple Ridge’s homeless and low-income drug user activists. Last week on June 6, a group of homeless and low-income drug users, activists, and supporters started an unsanctioned overdose prevention site on provincially-owned land in Maple Ridge. During the thirty minutes that the Ridge Meadows OPS was open to the public, three
  • “NOT ONE MORE DEATH” Founding declaration of the Ridge Meadows Overdose Prevention Site
    June 8, 2019
    Unceded Kwantlen & Katzie Territory (Maple Ridge), June 5th 2019 We are starting this grassroots, peer and volunteer-run overdose prevention site because with Anita Place Tent City shut down to all visitors and all but a handful of residents, local drug users have lost a space free from stigma and shame where they can safely

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.

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