While change is inevitable, displacement is not. ACORN members will continue to organize and fight to be included in a true community benefits agreement that rejects displacement and protects the right to housing.
ACORN members from across Canada would like thank Janet Tansley for her generous legacy gift to BC ACORN.
Weston ACORN members and tenants from 2450, 2460, and 2240 Weston Road held a rally to demand that Q Residential complete the repairs that are badly needed in their buildings.
In Canada, 3 per cent of the population – about one million people – are “unbanked,” meaning they do not have a relationship with a mainstream financial institution, according to a 2016 report by Acorn Canada and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.
A further 15 per cent – or roughly five million Canadians – are what the report calls “underbanked,” people with a bank account but no credit, people unable to afford fees or high interest rates linked to products for low-income borrowers or those who live in a neighbourhood that does not have a bank branch.
Donna Borden, spokeswoman for Acorn’s Fair Banking campaign, says these people are often seniors, people on disability benefits, newcomers and people with mental-health issues, as well as those without a permanent address or government identification. For street-involved people who do have a bank account, holding onto the cards necessary to access money can be difficult.
Posted March 19, 2019
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.
Analysts continue to declare the winners, losers and uncertain parties of Ontario's 2019 budget today as many in the province learn more about what Premier Doug Ford has in store for our fiscal future.
Critics of the Ontario budget say it's a telling sign that the word "alcohol" appears in the document more than 30 times but nowhere is the word "poverty".
ACORN members assembled outside the Ministry of Finance's Queen Park office midday Friday in response to the provincial government's recently proposed budget.
The activists criticized social spending cuts by provincial government while Peter Bethlenfalvy spoke about “protecting what matters most”
Protesters from ACORN and the Hamilton and District Labour Council rallied outside of the Scottish Rite on Friday morning.
But it’s bad for poor, seniors, health care and education, say others.
Posted April 11th, 2019
With a budget that mentions the word “poverty” zero times, the Provincial government has once again made its contempt for low and moderate income Ontarians clear.
Phase 2 of Ottawa’s LRT is expected to create $4.5 billion in economic benefits when trains start running through stations. But activists and urban planners say re-development from the project risks cutting down on the supply of affordable housing as neighbourhoods near rapid transit become more expensive.
On Fri, April 5th 200 ACORN supporters from unions, non-profits and political groups as well as your regular trivia buffs and craft beer gurus attended Ottawa ACORN’s 5th annual fundraiser - Trivial Beersuit! / Le vendredi 5 avril, 200 supporteurs d’ACORN de syndicats, groupes de non-but lucratifs, groupes politiques, ainsi que vos habituels amateurs de trivia et gourous de la bière artisanale ont assisté à la cinquième édition du levé-de-fond d’Ottawa ACORN - Trivial Beersuit!
People working a job shouldn’t have to struggle to get by.
The Federal Government is going to pay $1.3 billion to improve and upgrade accessibility at Toronto Community Housing buildings. While the money is being welcomed by many, others are wondering when the Feds will do more to address affordable housing in the city. Matthew Bingley reports.
A number of homeless people who have been living under the Gardiner Expressway near Spadina and Bathurst were given eviction notices by the City in January. Most have no where else to go.
Ottawa ACORN leader Mavis Finnamore talks about ACORN's fight against displacement in Herongate.
On Wednesday, March 20th, 2019 ACORN members had a rally on affordable and liveable housing at the Human Rights Monument in downtown Ottawa. They were joined by ally City councillor, Catherine McKenney, and SEIU representative, Evan Bury.
Ottawa’s affordable housing community is debating where the city should spend the extra $15 million in funding granted in the 2019 budget. Should the city build new units or repair existing ones?