Who we are
The eviction defenCe network
The Eviction Defence Network organizes on unceded and occupied Kwantlen, Katzie, Musqueam, Semiahmoo, Tsawwassen, Qayqayt, Kwikwetlem, Sto:lo, Squamish & Tsleil-Waututh territories.
Our network has its roots in the struggle against mass eviction in the working class neighbourhood of Metrotown, on the occupied Coast Salish territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples in Burnaby, Canada. In 2015, Stop Demovictions Burnaby” was started by members of the Alliance Against Displacement (now Red Braid Alliance) and residents of the buildings facing eviction. SDB fought the mass displacement of tenants through “demoviction,” the demolition of low income buildings to make space for luxury condominiums. We organized marches, speak-outs and occupations of city hall, and a two week long squat of a building that had been evicted. SDB made significant wins over the years, while also learning hard lessons that the limited reforms won, when appropriated by progressives at city hall, disorganized our Indigenous and working class communities.