Cockroaches, leaky pipes and broken appliances aren’t things people should be paying for – but many tenants still pay rent despite abhorrent living conditions in their apartments. City bylaws are often too lenient and building inspections can be few and far between. When the landlord isn’t willing to take action, it’s time for tenants to organize.
Know your Rights
Each province has their own legislation around the rights of tenants. This is a good place to start to understand exactly what the landlord is responsible for. There will also be information about the legal channels to challenge landlords through, although they might not always be the most effective. Figure out what exact sections the landlord is violating.
In British Columbia there is an abundance of fruit bearing trees. European settlers were planting fruit trees as early as 1826. Though many people have fruit trees within their reach, they often go unattended and their harvest ends up rotting on someone's lawn. While bugs devour the local fruit, the same general kind is still bought at grocery stores - but for its durability and good looks rather than its local significance, flavour or tradition.
Fruit tree projects try to take these trees that are producing good usable, tasty food and harvest them to their full potential.
Shannen Koostachin of Attawapiskat First Nation was a young activist just trying to get a school in her community. Despite the high standard of living enjoyed by many Canadians, indigenous children have been forced through toxic and subpar educational systems for decades. Koostachin spoke out and organized with other youth for "safe and comfy" schools. She started the largest movement by children for children in Canada.
Toxicity at school
This workshop guide is all about recognizing oppressive language and what activists can do to combat it. Practical, easy to understand and well explained retorts to oppressive language are used with a variety of racist, sexist, ableist, homophobic, transphobic, elitist, ageist, ablist comments. Based on role plays, the workshop guide covers:
The components of an effective interruption
Skills to cultivate
The importance of anti-oppression
This guide is intended to show activists how to organize a leaflet campaign.
For years, leaflet campaigns have proven to be a powerful advertising method. In light of the method's success as an affordable promotional tool, activists and non-profit organizations continue to utilize leaflet distribution.
How do I create a leaflet?
What to include in a leaflet?
How to pay for a leaflet?
Where to hand out a leaflet?
What should I do if approached by a non-supporter?
Vancouver Peoples' Summit 2010
Take your place at the Table!
Join us on June 20th at Vancouver's contribution to At The Table, the international campaign to ensure issues that matter are on the table at the G8/G20 Talks in Toronto.
The Vancouver Peoples' Summit will bring together activists and advocates to celebrate our common cause and send a message to leaders: we want bold action to end poverty, stop climate change, and make sure the global economy works for everyone.
We ate the G8: People Summit
The Vancouver Community Mobilization Network calls for all those who oppose
the agenda of free trade, privatization, and market deregulation that the
G8/G20 stands for to mobilize against this spectacle of greed and global
Followed by Action to support:
*False Promises on False Creek- Rally for affordable housing*
*Science World (By Main St skytrain station)*
* G8-G20 101: Trade Agreements, Globalization, and Local Strategies
* Vancouver Media Co-op Training
* Emancipatory Education
* What Does Solidarity Look Like?: Movement Building and Tactics
* Direct Action Training and Workshop