Renters' Advisory Committee

Now Recruiting

The City of Victoria is seeking eight renters to serve on its Renters' Advisory Committee for a two-year term. 

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].

How to Apply

Please complete the fillable Application Form [PDF - 182 KB] or the accessible Application Form [DOCX - 43 KB] and email it to legislativeservices@victoria.ca

If you would like to come in to City Hall to apply in person, the Ambassador at the front desk will contact Legislative Services staff to assist you. Please call 250.361.0571 or email legislativeservices@victoria.ca for more information.

The deadline to submit your application form is Sunday, October 3, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. 

Selection 

Selected candidates will be notified in mid-October and expected to attend the October 19, 2021 Renters' Advisory Ciommittee meeting. 

Time Commitment

The Committee meets 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]

Membership

The Renters' Advisory Committee currently includes: 

  1. Vanessa Hammond
  2. Yuka Kurokawa
  3. Leslie Robinson
  4. Alieda Blandford

Meeting Schedule

2020 Meeting Schedule  [PDF - 12 KB]

2021 Meeting Schedule  [PDF - 69 KB]

Agendas

September 21, 2021 [PDF - 120 KB]

June 15, 2021 [PDF - 93 KB]

May 18, 2021 [PDF - 91 KB]

April 20, 2021 [PDF - 109 KB]

March 16, 2021 [PDF - 109 KB]

February 23, 2021 [PDF - 110 KB]

January 19, 2021 [PDF - 108 KB]

November 17, 2020 [PDF - 30 KB]

October 20, 2020 [PDF - 30 KB]

September 15, 2020 [PDF - 101 KB]

August 12, 2020 Agenda [PDF - 55 KB]

March 17, 2020 Agenda [PDF - 101 KB] - Meeting cancelled due to COVID-19

Minutes

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]

November 17, 2020 Meeting Minutes [PDF - 187 KB]

October 20, 2020 Meeting Minutes [PDF - 58 KB]

September 15, 2020 Meeting Minutes [PDF - 105 KB]

August 12, 2020 Meeting Minutes [PDF - 60 KB]

February 11, 2020 Meeting Minutes [PDF - 157 KB]

January 21, 2020 Meeting Minutes [PDF - 159 KB]

November 27, 2019 Meeting Minutes [PDF - 152 KB]

October 29, 2019 Meeting Minutes [PDF - 152 KB]

September 17, 2019 Meeting Minutes [PDF - 116 KB]

July 9, 2019 Meeting Minutes [PDF - 102 KB]

June 4, 2019 Meeting Minutes [PDF - 138 KB]

May 21, 2019 Meeting Minutes [PDF - 192 KB]

April 16, 2019 Meeting Minutes [PDF - 122 KB]