Listen to CBC Ontario Today talk about ACORN Canada's Remittance Justice Campaign.
Jane and Finch ACORN stands up against freezing temperatures and bad conditions in building owned by corporate landlord Cherishome Living
ACORN members traveled to Montreal and Toronto to demand affordable internet service from Google as part of ACORN’s national Digital Access to Opportunities campaign.
The NDP MLA for Vancouver-Fairview has condemned the B.C. Liberal government's speech from the throne for being "out of touch" struggles that families in his constituency encounter on a daily basis.
As of September 1st, 2015, the BC government stops clawbacks of child support payments from single parents on welfare.
Opponents were quick to point out shortcomings after B.C. Finance Minister Mike de Jong delivered his budget on Tuesday in the Victoria legislature - promising surpluses for the next three fiscal years.
This year’s budget brings relief to a small number of families with the least and the most, but likely won’t help the majority of parents trying to keep pace with the increasing cost of living in British Columbia, critics say.
In a budget speech riddled with sports analogies, the BC Liberals unveiled their fiscal plan.
This past Sunday in downtown Vancouver, over 20 ACORN members and approximately 40 labour allies joined the fight for a $15 minimum wage by rallying in front of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business offices, calling on the pro-business lobby group to "show workers some love" and support higher wages for workers.
A new push to raise B.C.'s minimum wage to $15 an hour took place in Vancouver on Sunday.
BC ACORN members rallied in Vancouver for a raise in the minimum wage
BC ACORN members joined labour allies to rally for a raise in the minimum wage
BC ACORN was one of several dozen sign-toting activists gathered in downtown Vancouver on Sunday calling on the provincial government to increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour.
BC ACORN members were part of a downtown Vancouver rally in support of raising B.C.’s minimum wage from $10.25 to $15 an hour.
Lowest paid workers mostly women, often trying to raise children alone, says B.C. Federation of Labour
Nova Scotia ACORN members are part of a coalition group working to raise the minimum wage to $15/hour in Nova Scotia.
Nova Scotia ACORN member Bonnie Barrett on Global News talking about payday lending regulation
Jane and Finch ACORN members are emboldened by their recent victory in 100 York Gate Blvd, where the landlord Cherishome Living has bowed to intense community pressure to turn the heat back on after an ongoing lack of heat in the building.
It's just too hard to make ends meet, people on income assistance say. No money for food, rent, medication, shoes, and no help or empathy from Community Services, was the complaint of many at last weeks Town Hall on Income Assistance.
Ottawa ACORN has been helping low-income Ottawa residents fill out their taxes for seven years.
Monica McGovern, chair of ACORN’s Burnaby chapter, led a rally outside a Cash Money store on Tuesday, calling for a cap on the number of payday lenders in the city. Last year, ACORN appeared before council to request a limit, but a review of their delegation is still ongoing.