Financial institutions under pressure to temporarily drop remittance fees for cash sent to relatives abroad, as Philippines struggle to recover from disaster.
Provincial advisory panel holds session in Ottawa
Groups like ACORN Canada and the United Steelworkers are pushing for Ontario's minimum wage to be boosted from the current $10.25 an hour to $14.
Dear ACORN Canada Members
Thank you for your letter. I’m happy to again address your questions in my role as President of Bell Residential Services, which is the business unit that provides Internet services to consumers.
Listen to CKNW News Talk's interview with BC ACORN member Rachel Goodine about ACORN's Digital Access to Opportunities campaign
Célébration de l'Halloween oblige, c'est déguisé qu'une trentaine de militants de l'Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) s'étaient donnés rendez-vous à Ottawa puis Gatineau à quelques heures d'intervalle jeudi.
National campaign asks for cheaper high-speed internet and subsidized computers for low and moderate-income households
Members of ACORN Canada held a protest in Halifax on Thursday to send a message to internet providers.
EVAN COOLE from ACORN will talk about his group’s quest to make internet affordable for all.
Activists with the anti-poverty group ACORN spent Halloween day waving placards and chanting, calling on telecom giants to make the Internet more accessible for low-income people.
ACORN Canada members are demanding that Internet companies stop the horror.
An ad hoc group of about 10 people staged a protest outside of Port Coquitlam’s social assistance office Wednesday, demanding the province increase child support payments for people with disabilities.
ACORN BC wants $10-a-month Internet for low-income homes
It argues the average $30-$70 a month is too costly for disadvantaged households
Anti-poverty activists were set to picket the Telus office in Burnaby Thursday to protest what they call unaffordable Internet rates, suggesting telecom companies duplicate a Toronto project to offer $10-per-month service for the disadvantaged.
The Vanier ACORN chapter is currently running a campaign to promote a living wage for all employees in our community and throughout Ontario: $14/hour now indexed to inflation.
Ontario's minimum wage was frozen in March 2010. Prices are going up while wages stay the same. Between 2010 and 2013, the cost of essentials has gone up.
Residents at 1825 Russell Rd. in east Ottawa say they're tired of sub-standard living conditions and want the landlord to clean the building up.
Residents of an apartment building on Russell Road near Smyth Road say no one should have to live in the conditions they do.
That's why they, along with ACORN Ottawa, held a protest outside the building on Tuesday to demand the property management group do a better job of keeping the building up to code.
Seeking to renew its Poverty Reduction Strategy, Ontario’s government has been asking Scarborough residents picked by local agencies what it has done right and what should change.