In Vancouver, tenants and all working people are facing a growing affordability crisis where rising rents and cost of living are far outpacing our incomes.

Rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is now more than $2,000, there are over 2,100 people sleeping on the streets, and transit and daycare fees are increasing every year.

Meanwhile, wages remain stagnant, the minimum wage is still only $15.65, and income assistance is nearly non-existent.

It's time for Vancouverites to join together to win citywide rent control and living wages for all our workers. We can win a Mansion Tax to end homelessness, safe supply to save lives, a Universal Transit Pass for all, and real action on reconciliation and climate change — if renters and workers vote COPE on October 15th, 2022.


2022 Vancouver elections

In Vancouver's municipal elections, to be held October 15th, you will be able to vote for nine COPE candidates:

  • City Council: Breen Ouellette, Jean Swanson, Nancy Trigueros, and Tanya Webking
  • Park Board: Gwen Giesbrecht, Maira Hassan, and Chris Livingstone
  • School Board: Suzie Mah and Rocco Trigueros

Find our more about our 2022 candidates here.