welcome our new organizer!

We are excited to announce that we found our new organizer!

Welcome to Kell Gerlings, who has slowly been starting with Raise the Rates over the past few weeks. Kell is a queer youth activist, originally from Toronto, living on Unceded poetry againCoast Salish lands for 6 years now. Kell studied political science and social justice at UBC, and has been involved in many different organizing spaces in their time here– from climate justice to gender justice, in the classroom and on the streets. Most recently, Kell has helped launch the Vancouver Tenants Union, and is involved in the struggle for housing justice in the Downtown Eastside. Kell is excited to bring their passion for justice and energy for mobilizing to the Raise the Rates fight.

Over the next few weeks and months, we are going to be brainstorming where we want to go and what we can do, and do differently, as a campaign. This is the perfect time as the government changes hands to strategize and imagine what we want and need to see happen next. Keep an eye out for updates in this space — and save the date for Monday June 26th, for our Thank You//What’s Next? event. More details to come!

You can get in touch with any ideas and plans for Raise the Rates at our new central email address: