Past Events

2021

  • January 21, 2021
    Towards a More Equitable Housing System: Is Vancouver a City for Renters?
    Beginning in the early 1970s the percentage of Vancouver households living in rental units has been greater than 50%. Nevertheless, renters consistently face difficulties in finding housing that is adequate, stable and secure, with, in more recent years, rental affordability becoming a particularly challenging and detrimental issue for many households. While some in the city may strive for home ownership, data tells us that this possibility has become increasingly out of reach, even for those with moderate incomes. Given the reality that a majority of Vancouverites will most likely continue to live in rental housing, what does this mean for the next generation, for seniors and families, for low-income, racialized and marginalized households, and for the many others who do not see a secure housing future in Vancouver? How must the City of Vancouver think differently about housing and the housing market to better meet the needs of its residents, ensuring priority for those with the greatest need? What is required of a new city-wide plan to ensure the urgent and transformative change necessary to establish an equitable housing system?
  • January 19, 2021
    The Hidden Gifts of Retail: Resilience and Planning for Community Life
    In this talk, Jeremy Stone will explore the critical and often hidden roles that retail businesses play in our lives, highlighting how they are nodes of knowledge-sharing, social capital creation, innovation, and community support.

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  • Fri, 23 Aug 2013 12:00 PM
    Why or Why Not? Cultural Boycott?
    Is a boycott an effective option towards inspiring peace, or is ongoing engagement a better path, despite so many roadblocks so far?
  • Wed, 07 Aug 2013 7:00 PM
    Summer Writes
    The Summer Writes: Urban Tales series celebrates summer, writing, and the imaginative challenges of city life with award-winning writers.
  • Tue, 09 Jul 2013 4:30 PM
    Come jam with us!
    Help design a forum that will give young BCers a voice in a province-wide dialogue about our economic future.
  • Thu, 16 May 2013 7:00 PM
    Argo Adventure or Canadian Caper?
    Join us for an intimate dialogue with Mark and Cora Lijek, two of six Americans represented in the 2013 *Best Picture* Argo.
  • Tue, 07 May 2013 7:00 PM
    All Party Forum on Mental Health & Addictions
    Join us on May 7th for the BC Election 2013 All Party Forum on Mental Health and Addiction.