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Forum: Housing Solutions for Vancouver

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Forum: Housing Solutions for Vancouver

Time: May 8, 2010 from 9:30am to 3:30pm
Location: 411 Seniors' Centre
Street: 411 Dunsmuir Street @ Homer Downtown
City/Town: Vancouver, BC
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Event Neighbourhood and Type: forum, discussion, housing
Organized By: Coalition of Progressive Electors
Latest Activity: Apr 23, 2010

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Event Description

The housing crisis affects all of us – young people and families desperately in need of affordable rentals; people who work in Vancouver but can’t afford to buy a house here; our homeless and underhoused neighbours looking for social housing that doesn’t exist.

COPE is sponsoring a day-long discussion about SOLUTIONS to these problems. What can city government do? What can neighbourhoods do? What can non-profits do? What should we expect from the private sector? What about co-ops? What are the new and creative SOLUTIONS to the housing crisis?

Our panelists include:
Christine Ackermann – West End Residents Association*
Norm Dooley – Riley Park South Cambie Visioning Committee*
David Eby – BC Civil Liberties Association
Brent Granby – West End Residents Association*
Darren Kitchen – BC Co-operative Housing Association*
Am Johal – Impact on Communities Coalition*
Linus Lam – Architecture for Humanity – Vancouver*
Ian Mass - COPE
Monte Paulsen – the Tyee.ca*
Alvin Singh - COPE
Laura Stannard – Citywide Housing Coalition*
Jean Swanson – Carnegie Community Action Project*
…. and more
*Organizations for identification purposes only.

If you have ideas you’d like to share, if you’re interested in the future of Vancouver, if you want to learn, if you want to talk about SOLUTIONS, then join us – Saturday, May 8, 9:30-3:30, 411 Seniors’ Centre, 411 Dunsmuir St.

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