Renters' Advisory Committee

Recruitment

Thank you to all those who applied to serve on the Renter's Advisory Committee. Recruitment is now closed. Those who are appointed by Council will be contacted in December and will attend the January 2023 committee meeting. 

Purpose

The Renters’ Advisory Committee provides advice and recommendations to Victoria City Council on:

  • Policies to protect and improve the quality and affordability of existing rental stock
  • Policies to increase rental housing stock
  • Improving conditions and well-being for renters living within Victoria
  • Strategic priorities for the City relating to renters
  • Impacts of provincial and federal legislation affecting tenants
  • Enhancing access and inclusion of renters in the development of municipal policy and civic life
  • Other matters that the Renters’ Advisory Committee deems relevant to the interests of renters within Victoria

Eligibility

Committee members are to represent the diverse perspectives and experiences of renters and renters’ advocates. 

Three members are to have expertise or lived experience on accessibility issues. 

Appointed by Council, up to 12 members serve two-year terms. The membership rotates to provide overlapping terms, with annual recruitment to replace outgoing members.

Two members of City Council are appointed to serve as non-voting liaisons to the Renters’ Advisory Committee.

For details, view the Terms of Reference [PDF - 104 KB].

Time Commitment

The Committee meets online monthly for two hours from September to November and January to June.

Renters' Advisory Committee Work Plan

The 2019-2021 Work Plan summarizes the high priority objectives for the Committee and establishes an action plan to achieve those objectives.

View the Renters' Advisory Committee Work Plan 2019 - 2021 [PDF - 249 KB]

View the Renters' Advisory Committee Work Plan 2022 - 2024 [PDF - 281 KB]

Membership

The Renters' Advisory Committee currently includes: 

  1. Heather Kirkham
  2. Neha Sharma
  3. Ryan Moen
  4. Stefanie Hardman
  5. Ramya Reddy
  6. Trevor Premack

Meeting Schedule

Meeting Schedule [PDF - 88 KB]

Meetings of the Renters' Advisory Committee are open to the public. Meetings are hosted using Microsoft Teams software, which can be downloaded free of charge at the Microsoft website. For an invitation to an upcoming meeting, please contact communityplanning@victoria.ca.

Agendas

November 15, 2022 Agenda [PDF - 95 KB]

Minutes

October 18, 2022 Meeting Minutes [PDF - 159 KB]

September 20, 2022 Meeting Minutes [PDF - 141 KB]

June 21, 2022 Meeting Minutes [PDF - 183 KB]

April 19, 2022 Meeting Minutes [PDF - 146 KB]

March 15, 2022 Meeting Minutes [PDF - 211 KB]

February 15, 2022 Meeting Minutes [PDF - 166 KB]

January 18, 2022 Meeting Minutes [PDF - 176 KB]

November 30, 2021 Meeting Minutes [PDF - 188 KB]

November 16, 2021 Meeting Minutes [PDF - 150 KB]

October 19, 2021 Meeting Minutes [PDF - 188 KB]

September 21, 2021 Meeting Minutes [PDF - 217 KB]

June 15, 2021 Meeting Minutes [PDF - 183 KB]

May 18, 2021 Meeting Minutes [PDF - 184 KB]

April 20, 2021 Meeting Minutes [PDF - 227 KB]

March 16, 2021 Meeting Minutes [PDF - 205 KB]

February 23, 2021 Meeting Minutes [PDF - 161 KB]

January 19, 2021 Meeting Minutes [PDF - 177 KB]