‘A Roof for Everyone: GVAT Mini-Workshop on Housing Crisis in Saanich’ is a free event taking place at Broad View United Church, 2625 Arbutus Road, on Saturday, April 23.
The event is organized by First Unitarian, Holy Cross, St. Patrick’s, and Broad View United churches (all GVAT members). The workshop will address housing issues in Saanich and is intended to:
- inform participants of the gap between current and projected housing needs in Saanich, and the available housing supply;
- create understanding of different housing terms (market, affordable, social, supportive, emergency)
- dispel biases and misconceptions about renters and residents of social housing;
- invite participants to imagine inclusive communities and how we can create space for new residents in our communities.
Saanich Councillor Zac de Vries will provide an overview of community housing needs and how the local government plans to address these needs. A Q & A period will follow, after which participants will break into small groups to discuss different questions related to housing and inclusive neighbourhoods. These groups will report back their conclusions to a closing session. The workshop conclusions will provide input to GVAT’s housing campaigns and help inform further public discussion.
Due to the interactive nature of the workshop, the number of participants is limited to 40 in a large and well-ventilated space. We ask that participants wear a mask while in the building. To register, please complete this form:
For further information contact Stephen Tyler: firstname.lastname@example.org