A North Shore community organization is inviting the community to three events to learn about and discussion housing challenges in the community.
The three housing events are being organized by North Shore Community Resources Democracy Café program. The events feature a keynote speaker followed by a discussion on housing issues by local residents who will be given an opportunity to voice their own views about the importance of housing on the North Shore.
Murray Mollard, the executive director of North Shore Community Resources, said the events are an opportunity for residents and citizens to flex their democratic participation muscles.
“Robust democracies ensure that the people have meaningful opportunities to learn together and shape public policy. Even if we may disagree with our neighbours we need to be able to do so civilly and respectfully. That’s what we wish to model in these events,” he said. “There’s a municipal election coming in this fall and housing or the lack of affordable housing is a consistent top of mind issue for many voters. We will invite elected representatives from all levels of government to attend to carefully listen to the people.”
Participation in the events is free but residents need to register here. Here are the details:
City of North Vancouver Event: June 22, 2022 @ 5:30pm
Location: CapU Lonsdale, 2nd Floor at the Shipyards, Lonsdale Quay, 250 – 125 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Penny Gurstein, Director of the Housing Research Collaborative, UBC
District of North Vancouver Event: June 28, 2022 @ 5:30pm
Location: Lynn Valley Community Centre, Cardinal Hall, 3590 Mountain Highway, North Vancouver
Keynote Speaker: Andy Yan, Director, City Program, SFU
District of West Vancouver Event: June 30, 2022 @ 5:30pm
Location: Music Hall, West Vancouver Community Centre, 2121 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
Keynote Speaker: Jake Fry, Director, Small Housing BC Society