Saturday, May 13th 2:00 - 4:00pm
133 Powell Street (Four Sisters Housing Co-op)
- Get to know fellow union members
- Meet our interim steering committee
- Learn about the VTU's structure and goals
- Discuss tenant organizing, outreach, and training
- Strategize for upcoming projects and action
We acknowledge that we assemble on the ancestral, traditional, and unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil Watuth people, and give thanks to the stewards of this land whom have been caring for it for millennia.
The Vancouver Tenant Union will bring tenants together to fight for better housing, Everyone (regardless of class, lifestyle, ability, age, gender, race, sexuality, or citizenship) deserves a safe, secure, and affordable home.
Vancouver tenants make up 50% of the population yet are often isolated and at risk of being pushed out of their homes. The VTU will support tenant to learn their rights and stand up to their landlords, developers, and politicians who put their housing at risk.
Our Goals Are:
- To support a contact person or Tenant Organizer in every rental building in the city
- Create a force of renters with 1000's of due paying members
- Change policy to benefit tenants
- Organize tenants to protect them from threats, intimidation, and bribes that lead to the loss of their homes
- To empower tenants through tenants rights education and advocacy training
Wednesday, May 31 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM PDT
Gordon Neighbourhood House, 1019 Broughton St
What exactly is a tenants union?
Come find out and meet more of your neighbours at a public forum and information night.
Join us Wed, May 31 at Gordon Neighborhood House to learn about the new Vancouver Tenants Union, and to share stories and hear from renters facing renovictions and other unjust treatment from landlords in the West End.
If you want to sign-up as a member of the Tenants Union, just bring $1 with you or join directly on the website at TenantsUnion.ca. There's strength in numbers!
Co-sponsored by the Vancouver Tenants Union and West End Families in Action.