The average share of income spent on shelter was more than 55 per cent, while more than 43 per cent of participants reported they were falling behind in meeting their basic financial obligations.
Financial Literacy and Justice
ACORN members from across the country will come together to listen to exciting guest speakers, including labour leaders, community allies, politicians and more; meet other ACORN members and leaders from across the country; attend workshops on how to build power for change; and learn the skills and tools needed to develop grassroots campaigns.
Despite some positive initiatives, ACORN members are deeply disappointed by the lack of action put forward in the Poverty Reduction Strategy.
We need a national strategy to guarantee equal access to basic banking services for all Canadians at a fair price.
On Thursday March 15, 2018, a delegation of Montreal Sud-Ouest ACORN members delivered a letter to City Councilor Craig Sauvé at his office on Rue Bel-Air. // Jeudi 15 mars 2018, une délégation de membres de Montréal Sud-Ouest ACORN a livré une lettre au conseiller municipal Craig Sauvé dans ses bureaux de la Rue Bel-Air.
ACORN members wish to encourage the Ministry of Finance to take this opportunity, during the 2018 pre-budget consultations, to consider the needs of low and moderate-income Ontarians.
Rallies were held across the country on Thursday demanding fair banking services for low-income communities
A protest in downtown Hamilton this morning outside the CIBC, was aimed at the big banks in Canada.
Boasting of an economic plan that will benefit the ‘middle class and those working hard to join it’, Finance Minister, Bill Morneau, laid out the Federal Government’s Fall Economic Statement last Tuesday.