The Walrus Talks Equitable Housing

The Walrus      26 Oct 2023      SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema 149 W Hastings St. Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4      Partner/affiliate event

7 – 9 p.m. PDT |  SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts

Exploring solutions for Canada’s housing challenges.


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


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