Statements by Alliance Against Displacement

You can find significant statements, reflections, press releases, and other documents written by Alliance Against Displacement on this page. 

Statements from 2016

AAD response to Climate Convergence Metro Vancouver Nov 19, 2016 Stop Kinder Morgan rally

November 24, 2016

Open letter to Climate Convergence

Read the open letter here.

Against The Dakota Access Pipeline From The Concrete Guts Of The Real Estate Snake

November 30, 2016

AAD solidarity statement with Standing Rock

Read the solidarity statement here.

F*ck The Experts: Build Our Homes Now

October 27, 2016

Statement on why AAD disrupted the Re:Address International Housing Summit

Read the statement here.

Together Against Displacement & Dispossession Summit Report Back

October 26, 2016

An 8-page pamphlet on unifying ideas and pledges that came out of the June 11-12, 2016 summit with residents of displaced communities across southern B.C.

Read the pamphlet here, published by The Volcano.

Why AAD will not support the HALT rally against foreign investment in housing

September 16, 2016

Statement against the organizing politics of HALT (Housing Action by Local Taxpayers)

Read the statement here.

Open Statement to Canada’s Federal Housing Consultation

September 16, 2016

Letter to Ministers responsible for housing and homelessness

Read the statement here.

Occupiers Evicted By Police Call Out To Continue The Fight Against Demovictions

July 20, 2016

Statement from the Metrotown Demoviction occupation post-eviction

Read the statement here.

Special Rapporteur on adequate housing as a component of the right to an adequate standard of living

July 19, 2016

Re: Request for Urgent Appeal –Impending forced evictions in British Columbia, Canada

Download the report here.

Are Foreigners To Blame For The Housing Crisis?

July 14, 2016

YouTube video of Maria Wallstam from Alliance Against Displacement speaking about the foreign investment myth

Watch the video here.

End The Foreign Investor Myth!

July 14, 2016

Our Problem is Free Market Investment as Housing Policy & Investors as a Global Social Class, Not “Foreign” Investors

Read the statement made at the Anti-Imperial Squat Rally on July 14, 2016 here.


Homeless & Demovicted People Unite!

July 10, 2016

Joint call-out from the simultaneous Vancouver & Burnaby housing justice occupations

Read the joint call-out here.

“Whiners” Occupying BC Housing Office Demand Social Housing Now And Hands Off Victoria’s Tent City!

July 7, 2016

Statement from occupation of BC Housing office at Hastings & Gore, Vancouver

Read the statement here.

Historic summit unites local struggles into a movement against displacement

June 11-12, 2016

Report on the outcomes of Alliance Against Displacement’s spring 2016 organizing summit

Click here to read the report.

End Homelessness, Not Tent Cities

May 25, 2016

An Open Letter to the Province of BC from over 100 Academics

Read the open letter here.

Super InTent City Defense Rally Launches Three Principles For A Tent City Movement

March 7, 2016

The origins of three principles for a Tent City movement

Read the announcement here.

No Mental Health Cops – Letter To Victoria City Council

February 11, 2016

Subject: Refuse the police budget increase – Defund the police to build homes and community controlled social programs

Read the letter to Victoria City Council here.

Statements from 2015

Designed to Displace: Burnaby’s 2015 Growth and Housing Policy Report Deflects, Denies, and Distorts City Council’s Responsibility for Demo-viction

November 12, 2015

Draft Op-Ed by the Stop Demovictions Burnaby campaign

Read the op-ed here.

You Can’t Vote Against The Free Market

October 13, 2015

Lessons from the Greek struggle against austerity

Click here to read the article.

Metrotown Residents Call For City To Save The Homes Of Hundreds On Silver Avenue: Stop Demolitions

June 23, 2015

Press release by Stop Demovictions Burnaby campaign

Read the press release here.

Stop Demolitions In Burnaby: Save The Hundred Homes On Silver Avenue

June 23, 2015

Factsheet on Metrotown development plan and effects of demovictions

Read the factsheet here.

Statements from 2014

Report On SHA Housing Day Of Action At Burnaby Mountain

November 22, 2014

Social Housing Alliance joins Burnaby Mountain protection site for National Day of Action for housing

Read the report here.

For Social Housing & Against Pipelines: Unite Struggles Against Displacement!

November 14, 2014

Statement in solidarity with Burnaby mountain land defenders

Click here to read the statement.

Letter To Vancouver City Council On Social Housing Definition

March 3, 2014

RE: The DTES Plan is an opportunity to define social housing as the housing homeless people need 

Read the letter to Vancouver City Council here.