British Columbia is in the middle of a housing crisis, and Victoria has become the second least affordable city in Canada to live in.
Since taking power, the BC NDP has implemented a number of major policy changes and promised to invest billions into affordable housing. The question many now have is, will these actions be enough? Housing prices continue to soar and many people across the political spectrum feel more action is needed.
Join us on Monday May 7th as we explore these questions as well as potential solutions to the housing crisis in Victoria and B.C.
This event will host a panel of experts and community members who will speak about different ways in which they are helping to tackle the affordability crisis.
Speakers will include:
Paul Finch - Moderator
Treasurer of the BCGEU and co-author of the Affordable BC report on housing affordability
Jared Melvin - Panelist
President of CUPE 1767 and co-author of the Affordable BC report on housing affordability
Kari Michaels - Panelist
BCGEU Executive Vice President and lead on the Affordable BC campaign
Cheryl Thomas - Panelist
Property Development Committee Chair at the Oak Bay United Church
Emily Rogers - Panelist
Tenant Advocate at Together Against Poverty Society
This event will be held on the unceded, traditional, and ancestral territories of the Esquimalt, Songhees and WSÁNEĆ first nations.