The Political Will to End Homelessness

Wed, Oct 28, 2020 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Photo Description: 12 year vacant lot that was once Little Mountain Housing, 226 units, taken from the corner of 33rd Ave. and Ontario. To the left, background, are privately financed 6 story new buildings on Quebec: one is market condos, the other co-housing nearing completion. In the far right background, on 37th Ave., a 56 unit building for seniors on subsidy and a 3 story block of temporary modular housing.

Action Evenings presents:

Is Canada on the Verge of Developing the Political Will to End Homelessness?

Wednesday, October 28th, 7:00-8:00pm. Please arrive early in order to be admitted through the waiting room.

This week we take a look at housing and homelessness, and consider the political backbone needed to undertake a socially just approach to ensuring adequate housing in this country.

Guest Speaker:

Barry Growe managed disaster response for the Canadian Red Cross for 20 years. When he retired, he joined a group of volunteers who tried in vain to save 225 homes at Little Mountain from the wrecking ball. He then joined a group of residents at Heather Place who succeeded in persuading Metro Vancouver Housing not to repeat the mistakes of Little Mountain. Currently Barry advocates for housing for asylum seekers, in anticipation of a possible surge after Covid and Trump are gone.

About Action Evenings

Action Evenings are held on zoom each week and are intended as a space for us to come together to learn from experienced, knowledgeable folks on the pressing issues of our time. Action evenings start with a short discussion and a question and answer session, and then after the hour is up, there is opportunity for open, collaborative discussion.

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Action Evenings • Social Justice