The Walrus Talks Equitable Housing

Exploring solutions for Canada’s housing challenges


Exploring solutions for Canada’s housing challenges

When we talk about equitable housing, we are talking about promoting opportunities for securing safe and adequate housing, addressing housing disparities, and working toward building inclusive communities. Creating an environment where everyone can find appropriate housing options, irrespective of their financial means, is fundamental. Increasingly, Canada is facing challenges meeting equitable housing needs for its growing population. So how do we help solve this issue?

At The Walrus Talks Equitable Housing, seven leaders will answer a range of questions that we have all been asking ourselves: How are underserved communities, newcomers, and aging populations particularly impacted by Canada’s lack of affordable housing? How do urbanization, gentrification, and generational wealth come into play? And how can community engagement and advocacy; innovative social and sustainable housing; and responsible building become the solutions that enable the change we need?

Join us in Vancouver, or online, to learn about possible solutions to the current state of housing in Canada and how they can lead us in the right direction.

Photos of Djaka Blais, Tim Richter, Kishone Roy and Lisa Rupert

Featuring seven-minute talks by:

  • Djaka Blais, Executive Director, Hogan’s Alley Society
  • Tim Richter, Founder, President, and CEO, Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness
  • Kishone Roy, Executive Director, The Federation of Community Social Services of BC
  • Lisa Rupert, Vice President, Housing Services at YWCA Metro Vancouver
  • And more!

SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts,
Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema,
149 West Hastings St., Vancouver

Thursday, October 26, 2023
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. PST
General Admission: $20
Student/Senior: $12
Livestream: Free with registration

Accessibility Information
We strive to be accessible and inclusive. If you require support to be able to fully participate in this event, please contact or (416) 971-5004, ext. 232. Live captioning will be available for this event.

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2023 National Sponsors

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