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REGIONAL PODS

As a campaign, Rent Strike Bargain is focussed on promoted local self-determination for renters. Regional Pods, or Regional Accountability Pods (RAPs), are one of the ways we act on that. RAPs act the renter-lead seed organizations for starting new tenant unions across BC. Pods exist as a space for members within regional zones to meet, organize, and hold each other accountable to door knocking. And for places where a tenant union already exist, Pods instead doorknock & volunteer with their local union, share RSB's priorities & event schedules with them, and help get workers who rent signed up with their local. Pods help renters build power & take more control of their housing.

EXISTING PODS, UNIONS, &
REGIONS WITH RSB MEMBERS

(in alphabetical order)

Burnaby

BC ACORN & the Vancouver Tenants Union act as Burnaby's renter organizations. If you are interested in joining the Burnaby Pod, BC ACORN, or the VTU, please contact us here or using the Get Involved form.

Fraser Valley

The Fraser Valley region does not currently have a tenants union. If you are interested in joining the Fraser Valley Regional Pod please contact us here or using the Get Involved form.

New West

The New West Tenants Union is the renters organization in the region. If you are interested in joining the NWTU & RSB's New West Pod, please contact us here or using the Get Involved form.

North Shore

The North Shore region does not currently have a tenants union. If you are interested in joining the North Shore Regional Pod please contact us here or using the Get Involved form.

Richmond-Delta

The Richmond-Delta region does not currently have a tenants union. If you are interested in joining the Richmond-Delta Regional Pod please contact us here or using the Get Involved form.

Sunshine Coast

The Sunshine Coast region does not currently have a tenants union. If you are interested in joining the Sunshine Coast Regional Pod please contact us here or using the Get Involved form.

Thompson

The Thompson region does not currently have a tenants union. If you are interested in joining the Thompson Regional Pod please contact us here or using the Get Involved form.

Vancouver

The Vancouver Tenants Union (VTU) is the renters organization in the region. If you are interested in joining the VTU & RSB's Vancouver Pod, please contact us here or using the Get Involved form.

Central Island

The Central Island region does not currently have a tenants union. If you are interested in joining the Central Island Regional Pod please contact us here or using the Get Involved form.

Kootenays

The Kootenays region does not currently have a tenants union. If you are interested in joining the Kootenays Regional Pod please contact us here or using the Get Involved form.

Northern BC

The Northern BC Region does not currently have a tenants union. If you are interested in joining the Northern BC Regional Pod please contact us here or using the Get Involved form.

Okanagan

The Okanagan region does not currently have a tenants union. If you are interested in joining the Okanagan Regional Pod please contact us here or using the Get Involved form.

South Island

The South Island doesn't have a union, but you might qualify as a Member or Supporting Member of the Victoria Tenant Action Group (VTAG). To join the South Island Pod click here or fill out the Get Involved Form.

Surrey

The Eviction Defence Network is the renters organization in the region. If you are interested in joining the EDN & RSB's Surrey Pod, please contact us here or using the Get Involved form.

Tri-Cities

The Tri-Cities region does not currently have a tenants union. If you are interested in joining the Tri-Cities Regional Pod please contact us here or using the Get Involved form.

Victoria

The Victoria Tenants Action Group is the renters organization in the region. If you are interested in joining the VTAG & RSB's Victoria Pod, please contact us here or using the Get Involved form.

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Not Seeing a Pod or Tenants Union Near You?

The region's listed above are often broadly defined so your city may actually be included in one. We recommend reaching out to us at rentstrikbargain@gmail.com or using the Get Involved form to find out if there is a regional pod in your area or if you're interested in putting one together.