ACORN Canada's Campaigns
Remittances (sending money overseas through money transfer organizations like Western Union) and payday loans are big business in Canada, and thousands of Canadians are getting gouged by companies charging exorbitant fees for these services. ACORN Canada members work for the regulation of these fees and fairness in the remittance and payday loan industries.
Every person deserves affordable, livable housing. In many low income neighbourhoods, tenants live with mold, pests, broken elevators, and other challenges because landlords will not do the repairs needed. ACORN Canada members fight for landlord licensing, building inspections, and stronger enforcement of maintenance rules and by-laws.
Every worker in Canada should make a living wage, indexed with the cost of living so that families are not falling below the poverty line as costs go up. ACORN members are taking action in their communities to demand a living wage and a raise in the minimum wage.
International campaigns, community actions, and other items that don’t come under our main campaign areas.