On August 11th, Ridge Meadows RCMP murdered Kyaw Din, a poor, Burmese immigrant living with schizophrenia. Kyaw’s sister Yin Yin called the Maple Ridge RCMP for help taking her brother to the hospital. When the RCMP arrived, she repeatedly requested that they wait before entering his room. Her siblings were just a few minutes away and could […]
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 […]
For Immediate ReleaseJune 4, 2019 UNCEDED KATZIE & KWANTLEN TERRITORY (MAPLE RIDGE): Homeless and low-income drug users are calling a press conference to demand Fraser Health immediately open an Overdose Prevention Site (OPS) in Maple Ridge. For over two years, Anita Place Tent City saved hundreds of lives as an unsanctioned, community-run OPS. Now closed […]
MAPLE RIDGE (Unceded Kwantlen & Katzie territories): This week, the Province announced that it will be pushing ahead with a new temporary, supportive modular housing project in Maple Ridge. While members of the homeless community in Maple Ridge welcome the gesture of a provincial intervention, they are disappointed that Minister Robinson’s solution is not permanent social housing, […]
A resolution from Anita Place Tent City calling on the Province of British Columbia to bypass Maple Ridge Council and create permanent homes now, emailed to Minister Robinson on March 7, 2019. See the accompanying letter here. Seizing homeless peoples’ heaters is a punitive, irrational, and cynical way to pursue fire safety that is consistent with the City of Maple Ridge’s punitive, irrational, cynical, hateful approaches to […]
Tuesday March 5th, 4:00pm outside Anita Place tent city on 223rd St and 117 Ave.
Support Anita Place Tent City – call for fire safe heating now, and for the Province to buy the apartment building across the street for social housing at 100% welfare/pension rate.
Don’t take down my home! Anita Place tent city residents speak out against Maple Ridge’s faux-fire-safety court application to demolish their shelters
The City of Maple Ridge has filed a notice of application with the BC Supreme Court for orders that would demolish the homes built by Anita Place Tent City residents, which they claim are not compliant with a Provincial Fire Order. Camp residents argue the City’s desired regulations, although in the name of safety, would […]
They get elected, we get evicted: Going beyond the inoffensive reforms of progressive political parties and the politics of the professional managerial class
AAD’s position on the 2018 municipal elections in British Columbia The 2018 municipal elections in British Columbia are significant in two ways: one, they are dominated by “the housing crisis,” a term that refers both to the frustrations of members of the professional managerial class who feel entitled to owning a detached house with a […]
Anita Place tent city started May 2nd, 2017 to give homeless people in Maple Ridge a place to stay, a place to be, and a place to be safe… and a place to advocate for the social housing we so desperately need. Anita Place is a survival camp that, in five months, has supported hundreds of impoverished people with emergency shelter, food and water, health services, and a safer community space that we are denied by government austerity and the cult of “individual responsibility” in the often hostile world around us. Anita Place has successfully shone a public light on homelessness and poverty in the Fraser Valley through the frontline leadership of homeless people themselves. We are strong in our autonomous community space. As the fall weather turns we are entering negotiations with the City and Provincial governments to “decamp” Anita Place from a position of strength and power.