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

  • Burnaby tenants rally against mass rezoning! November 19, 5.30PM, Burnaby City Hall
    November 15, 2019
    What: Stop Demovictions Burnaby to rally at public hearing against the rezoning of 8 buildings in Metrotown When: Tuesday, November 19th at 5:30PM Where: Burnaby City Hall, 4949 Canada Way After a year-long moratorium on demovictions, developers are back in Metrotown. On Tuesday, November 19, Burnaby City Council will hear rezoning applications
  • PRESS RELEASE: Surrey RCMP and Bylaw seize homeless people’s belongings
    November 11, 2019
    For Immediate ReleaseMonday, November 11, 2019 SURREY, BC (Unceded Coast Salish Territories): Five homeless people lost their belongings this morning when police and bylaw officers raided their tents, which they had pitched in a North Surrey strip mall for the night. “They left us with nothing but the clothes on our backs,” said Sean, one
  • Justice for Kyaw petition
    October 15, 2019
    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
  • “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

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.

Headlines from the Volcano Newspaper

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<i>The Volcano</i> 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 <a href=”http://thevolcano.org”>thevolcano.org</a>.

Each week <i>The Volcano</i> publishes an online newsletter with articles and updates on events, actions, and politics around British Columbia.