Rally for tenants rights encourages rat effigies for Halifax city hall
Tax time is here and Ottawa ACORN (Ottawa Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) is once again providing one of the largest free income tax preparation service in the city.
Social justice group Ottawa ACORN is gearing up to once again offer its free tax service for low income residents.
Posted February 10, 2014
Listen to Nova Scotia ACORN member Evan Coole talk about rat-infested homes on the Rick Howe Show
Posted February 3, 2014
After going back on a promise to pay for damages caused by a flood, Nova Scotia ACORN leaders confronted landlord Mona Metlege this afternoon to demand fairness. When ACORN member and tenant Isaac asked Joe Metlege to make good on his promise on his own, he pretended that he'd never committed to covering damages. Once faced with going against an organization of tenants committed to justice, they were forced to make good. The landlords wrote a cheque for the damages on the spot!
Ottawa ACORN's Annual Reception - February 28, 2014
Toronto ACORN members advocate for a raise in the minimum wage.
As anyone familiar with the price of a transit pass, pack of razor blades or dental X-ray should be able to compute, you cannot live on Ontario’s $10.25-an-hour minimum wage. Not really.
Ontario's move to raise minimum wage to $11 per hour Thursday was greeted by very mixed reaction in Ottawa.
Ottawa ACORN member Jessica Pearce talks about the Minimum Wage campaign on CBC Morning Ottawa.
BC ACORN members Tom Page and Diane Terrillon were interviewed for CBC Radio on the subject of disability rights.
BC ACORN is pressuring Social Development Minister Don McRae to remove “claw backs” when someone is a recipient of both child support payments and disability support.
Burnaby renters need more protection against landlords who don't keep their rental units safe and healthy, says ACORN Canada.
Ottawa ACORN, in partnership with Acorn Institute Canada, would like to thank the Community Foundation of Ottawa for their support in 2013. The CFO supported our projects: the Ottawa Benefit and Outreach Tax Program as well as the Ottawa Newcomer and Immigrant Tax Program.
ACORN BC is lobbying internet providers to set a flat rate of $10 to people living at or below the poverty line
Posted January 20, 2014
ACORN held a rally outside the constituency office of Yasir Naqvi, Ontario Minister of Labour, on Friday, January 17, 2014. ACORN Canada is an independent national organization of low and moderate income families, who are asking the Ontario government to raise the minimum wage to $14 and subsequently index it to the cost of living.
Le groupe ACORN a manifesté vendredi devant les bureaux du député d'Ottawa-Centre et ministre du Travail de l'Ontario, Yaser Naqvi, pour demander au gouvernement de fixer le salaire minimum à 14$ l'heure.
BC ACORN members are calling on Burnaby to establish municipal protections for renters by using bylaws present in other major Lower Mainland cities, as they say provincial protections are simply insufficient.