The Walrus Talks Equitable Housing

Thu Oct 26 2023 at 07:00 pm to 09:00 pm

SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts | Vancouver

The Walrus
Publisher/HostThe Walrus
The Walrus Talks Equitable Housing Exploring solutions for Canada’s housing challenges
About this Event


The Walrus Talks Equitable Housing

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 Canada’s housing crisis and how they can lead us in the right direction.


Djaka Blais, Executive Director, Hogan's Alley Society

Kishone Roy, Executive Director, The Federation of Community Social Services of BC

Lisa Rupert, Vice-President, Housing Services, YWCA Metro Vancouver

And more!

Thursday, October 26, 2023

6:30 p.m. Pacific Time - Doors Open

7 p.m. Pacific Time - The Walrus Talks

Join us for a catered reception following the event to continue the conversation.

Can’t make it in person? Register for the livestream and watch online from the comfort of your home.

Livestream start times: 7 p.m. PDT | 8 p.m. MDT | 8 p.m CST | 9 p.m. CDT | 10 p.m. EDT | 11 p.m. ADT | 11:30 p.m. NDT

This event will be recorded, and all registrants will be emailed a link to the recording following the event.


General Admission: $20

Student/Senior: $12

Livestream: Free with registration

About The Walrus Talks

The Walrus Talks is a national series of in person events produced by The Walrus. These events feature thought leaders and industry experts offering different perspectives on topics that will spark conversation on matters vital to Canadians.

In addition, we livestream each event so you can enjoy them from anywhere with a Wi-Fi connection.

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The Walrus Talks is following current municipal and provincial health and safety guidelines.

We strive to be accessible and inclusive. If you require support to be able to fully participate in this event, please contact [email protected] or (416) 971-5004, ext. 247. Livestream captioning will be available for this event.

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Event Venue

SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, Vancouver, Canada


CAD 0.00 to CAD 20.00

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