RSVP for the #HousingWeNeed Forum & Cope AGM

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Join COPE on December 1st, 2019, for a day of education, workshops, and a review of COPE’s last year in Council. Together we’ll create a plan to: 

  • Build homes for the 50% of renter households who make less than $50k 

  • House every homeless person

  • Discipline the housing market! 

The hand of the market taking homes, people fighting back


9:30 - 9:45
Coffee & Croissants
9:45 - 10:05
Territorial Welcome & Opening Remarks
10:05 - 10:40
Reviewing Jean Swanson’s first year in office and addressing the big questions ahead of us, with insights from Jean and Q&A
10:40 - 11:00
Update on the City We Need campaign and Q&A
11:00 - 11:10
Coffee break
11:10 - 12:00 - Presentations on:
- So your rent is affordable, but the building is falling apart: a rent control solution for better maintenance
- One hundred thousand new housing units are coming to the Broadway corridor, but who gets to live in them?
- Density for whom? Discussing who benefits and who suffers in the luxury rental building boom
- Progressive Budget Activism with Jonathan Rosenblum, author and organizer with Kshama Sawant’s successful Seattle City Council re-election campaign
12:15 - 1:00
Breakout group discussion on each of the mini campaigns led by the presenters
1:00 - 2:00
Lunch & Sign-in for AGM
2:00 - 4:00
4:00 - 5:00
Panel discussion: Progressive Movements Around the World with Jonathan Rosenblum and others
5:00 - 7:00
Social at London Pub

The building is fully accessible, with easy elevator access. Please reach out to [email protected] with any specific accessibility concerns.


December 01, 2019 at 9:30am - 5pm


Sun Wah Centre
268 Keefer St
Vancouver, BC V6A 1X5
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Mariah Gillis ·


Nadia Revelo Laural Gaudette Marilyn Hogan Terri Williams Chris Livingstone Larry Tallman Richard Ingram Antonieta Didier Eliot Galan Irwin Oostindie Bryan Belfont Kathryn Mandell Taghi Bajeh-kian Sylvia Dodd Shiva Monshi Pouri Tim Louis Kat Kott Jane Buckshon Daniel Guzmán Joey Thall Vanessalynne Mollard Ahalya Satkunaratnam Leah Sharzer Luis Porte Petit Andrei Mihailiuk Donald Larventz Murray Martin Darlene Bertholet Bill Hopwood Alexandra Pev Romi Fischer-Schmidt Rachel Baumann Javney Mohr Leny Wagner Diego Bastidas Christine Bossley Elli Taylor Jonathan Rosenblum Nathan Crompton Karen Hertz

Will you come?

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