Members of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) are calling for a 20 per cent hike to their housing allowance
The B.C. Liberal government has, in the past few weeks, rolled out improvements to the province’s social safety net, targeting single parents and their children.
BC ACORN members fight for a raise in the minimum wage
British Columbia will end a three-year freeze on the minimum wage with a 2-per-cent hike in September, giving the province’s lowest-income earners an additional 20 cents per hour, or enough for a cup of coffee after an eight-hour shift.
Around 20 protestors rallied outside the Timbercreek Communities rental office on Cedarwood Dr. to demand fairness for Ottawa tenants on Wednesday.
Une trentaine de personnes ont manifesté ce midi devant les bureaux de Timbercreek Propreties.
Nearly 20 community members from the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) Canada gathered outside the Timbercreek Communities’ rental office on Wednesday to draw attention to a city-wide campaign called “We Deserve Healthy Homes Now.”
Apartments not safe, unhealthy, tenants say
Nova Scotia ACORN member Jonethan Brigley was on the Sheldon MacLeod Show yesterday, talking about healthy homes in Halifax and Dartmouth.
ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) and the B.C. Federation of Labour combined efforts recently in getting the provincial government to rescind their decision to claw back child support payment to people on disabilities. This was a rare and major achievement for poverty advocacy groups. The two organizations now continue their efforts to raise the minimum wage in B.C. from $10.25/hr to $15.
Kingston-Galloway-Orton Park residents invited to meeting organized by Seneca College students
BC ACORN members had quite the day last Tuesday when it was announced in the provincial budget that, starting September 1st, the government will end its policy of clawing back child support payments from single parent families receiving income and disability assistance.
Trying to avoid the deep freeze might mean more nights indoors, but for residents of a north Toronto building, staying at home isn’t bringing them any comfort.
L'hiver semble plus difficile pour certains. Dans le nord-ouest de Toronto, des résidents se plaignent du manque de chauffage inadéquat chez eux. Ils affirment entre autresque les fenêtres sont mal isolées et qu'ils ne peuvent pas contrôler le thermostat.
Mercredi le 18 février, des membres de ACORN Toronto, Ottawa et Montréal se sont dirigés vers les locaux de Google à Montréal et Toronto pour réclamer que Google Fibre (Google Fiber), fasse son entrée au Canada et qu’il inclut un service Internet abordable pour les familles à faible revenu!
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.