New data released from the 2016 census shows that five million Canadians, including more than a million kids, live below the poverty line.
Financial Literacy and Justice
Ottawa ACORN undertook a new project his year called The Disability Benefit Clinics (DBC) ensuring over 800 disabled people did not have to pay a corporate preparer to claim benefits they are entitled to.
On Thursday May 5 ACORN Canada and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers came together to call on the Federal government to bring back postal banking and make sure that fair banking is a reality for low and moderate income Canadians. 5 cities across the country held actions to bring attention to the need for a postal bank as an alternative from the predatory lending industry that includes payday lenders, installment loan operators, and more.
ACORN members fight for Fair Banking via Postal Banking
Mike Palecek, President of Canada’s Postal Workers Union, called Canada Post’s community mailbox system “a disastrous failure” and called on the crown corporation to return door-to-door mail delivery service.
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Postal bank services, bringing needed services in a fair way back to rural and Indigenous communities
The folks at ACORN Canada will help low-income seniors in New West compete their tax returns.
Ottawa ACORN members, CUPW, CAPPS, SAA and various other groups came together last night, Jan. 26, at 233 Gilmour for a Postal Banking Forum.