Housing is a human right.
Everyone deserves to live with dignity in a safe, secure, clean, affordable and accessible home.
We reject the speculative market.
We reject that housing can or should be seen as a ‘commodity’ or an avenue to make money.
The Vancouver Tenants Union represents over 2500 members, and seeks to build a base of tenants throughout the city to establish political power to create change.
Over 50% of Vancouver households are rentals, yet tenants continue to be disempowered and disconnected. In an effort to address this, the Vancouver Tenants Union is committed to educating renters on their rights and standing up to landlords and developers who persistently compromise our security and livelihood.
We are fighting for the rights of tenants and the preservation of affordable housing. Everyone, regardless of economic status, lifestyle, ability, age, gender, race, sexuality, or citizenship deserves a safe, secure, and affordable home.
Meaningful Eviction Protections
More Affordable Housing
Better Incomes for All
No Displacement on Stolen Native Land
We acknowledge that we are organizing, living, and resisting on unceded Coast Salish territories, specifically of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh nations. We recognize that displacement and gentrification are part of the larger colonial and capitalist systems that occupy these lands. Fighting for tenants rights, is a fight for housing justice for all.
Elected at the 2023 AGM: Jonathan Basile, Nat Begg, Victoria Brindise, Liam Fox, Rebecca L.
Education & Outreach Working Group Representative: VACANT
Communications + Design Working Group Representative: Pavel G.
Data Tools Working Group Representative: Clark Lemke
Multi-Media Arm Working Group Representative: Aïssa Aggoune
East Side Neighbourhood Chapter Representative: Mel B.
Fairview Neighbourhood Chapter Representative: Brenda B.
Mt. Pleasant Neighbourhood Chapter Representative: VACANT
West End Neighbourhood Chapter Representative: SHARED ROLE
Want to Learn More?
Check out our resources for members. That's where you'll find important information like the VTU's constitution and bylaws, member handbook, and other guiding documents created by the membership.