Get Involved

Help us grow our tenant-powered movement and fight for housing as a human right for all

VTU members organize within neighborhood chapters and working groups. Below are some basic descriptions of each group and opportunities to get involved.

Questions? Send us an email: [email protected]

Neighbourhood Chapters

Banner hung on the side of an apartment building that reads "end renovictions now - organize your building"

Local chapters work in tandem with other working groups to carry out organizing campaigns, host outreach events and more. This is part of a broader effort to connect tenants to their neighbours.

Currently Active Local Chapter:

Membership Organizing And Tenant Solidarty (MOATS)

Two VTU members standing under a tent with banners, tabling during a car-free-day event
The purpose of MOATS is to educate and agitate members, especially those looking to learn more about renters' rights and how to organize with our neighbours. 

We do things like:

  • Create educational materials for members
  • Create and lead organizing workshops

Want to learn more? Contact the Membership Team Rep: [email protected]

Communications Team

Cover of a Vancouver Metro newspaper with renters protesting in the main cover photo. Headline reads: Renters Push Back. Vancouver Tenants Union fights evictions

The VTU Comms Team is responsible for both internal (membership), and external (social media, press) communications. Working closely with other VTU Working Groups, Comms team members help develop and implement outreach strategy for events, campaigns and more. 

First-time volunteers might help with:

  • Designing a poster or graphic
  • Capturing an event with photo or video
  • Covering an event and writing a piece for our blog/newsletter

Other volunteer opportunities include:

  • Managing social media accounts
  • Writing press releases
  • Composing member email newsletters & website updates
  • Developing communications and campaigns strategy
  • Translating VTU materials to other languages

Want to learn more? Contact the Comms Team Rep: [email protected]

Data Tools Working Group

Group of VTU members sitting around the table with laptops and snacks having a discussion

The Data Tools Working Group uses data as a resource for tenants in their struggle against the increasing precariousness of the housing situation in Vancouver. We organize on Discord. *VISIT THE MICRO-SITE HERE*

First-Time volunteers might help with:

  • Researching/amalgamating data online
  • Coding (beginners and experts alike are welcome)
  • Other web/digital projects in the VTU

Want to learn more? Contact the Datatools Team Rep: [email protected]

Defend Broadway Working Group

A large group of VTU members pose wearing masks and "Tenant Power" shirts

Join members of Fairview Chapter, Mt. Pleasant Chapter, and other VTU volunteers in educating, organizing, and mobilizing tenants along Broadway to fight against housing speculation, gentrification, and "transit-oriented displacement". Members of this working group help strategize, plan, and carry out tenant-led campaigns by coordinating with all parts of the union.

To learn more contact: [email protected]