While other parties plan to cut, we plan to build. On housing, Forward Together will significantly increase supply and affordability, streamline the approval process and protect renters. On public health and safety, we will create more supportive housing, provide more harm reduction and treatment options, and offer greater mental health supports for our most vulnerable neighbours. On climate change, we will build a sustainable, equitable and vibrant economy rooted in reconciliation, accessibility and inclusivity.
Dulcy Anderson has degrees in women's studies and city planning from Harvard and MIT. She spent years working to create better housing, childcare and economic opportunities for women and continues this work through MLA David Eby's community office. She believes we can design Vancouver with women in mind, equity in mind, and reconciliation in mind, creating a truly inclusive city.
Reason for running
We face generational housing, health, climate and caregiving crises, but we also have a generational opportunity to work with progressive senior government to invest in housing, childcare, climate action, and transportation. While earning degrees in women’s studies and city planning from Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, I spent years in community organizing and nonprofit housing, working to create better housing, childcare and economic development opportunities for women. After moving with my husband and young family to Vancouver, I continued this work at MLA David Eby’s constituency office.
Vancouver is beautiful, but for far too many of our neighbours, the housing crisis we face is destabilizing, demoralizing, and at times soul destroying.
I’ve worked with families living in cars with their pets, with young people forced to live in crowded and sometimes unsafe basement suites, and with seniors pushed onto the street after losing apartments they’ve lived in for decades. My first priority is to help us all move forward together to create greater equity through the choices we make, and particularly to address the housing emergency.