Affordable Victoria: Exploring Causes and Solutions for Housing Affordability

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. 


May 07, 2018 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm


Victoria City Hall
1 Centennial Sq
Victoria, BC V8W 1N9
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Rodrigo Samayoa · · 604-473-5491


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