Victoria Cool Aid Society, Our Place Society and the Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness are co-hosting the Victoria civic election’s first all-candidates meeting on Thursday (Oct. 16).
The meeting will centre around homelessness, housing and poverty, and will be held at the Downtown Community Centre, 755 Pandora Ave., from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
The all-candidates debate falls during Homelessness Action Week (Oct. 12 to 18) and will be moderated by CBC’s Gregor Craigie. Questions will be asked by the hosting organizations and questions will also be accepted from the floor.
Meanwhile, three all-candidates meetings are planned in Esquimalt.
Meet and Mingle with candidates at Archie Browning Recreation Centre, will be hosted by the Esquimalt Residents Association from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday (Oct. 18).
On Oct. 28, an all-candidates panel will be held at Esquimalt United Church from 7 to 9 p.m. The meeting will focus on alternative energy sources, food security and sewage solutions and is sponsored by the church and Dogwood Initiative.
On Nov. 4, the Esquimalt Chamber of Commerce hosts an all-candidates meeting at Esquimalt High School from 7 to 9 p.m.