Ottawa ACORN (Ottawa Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) members will focus this year on increase the housing allowance for social assistance recipients.
Ottawa Living Wage Campaign
Ottawa City Council has the opportunity to make the nation's capital a living wage city.
Ottawa and Gatineau ACORN members held a rally in downtown Ottawa for in their continued pursuit for a federal $15 per hour minimum wage for workers and contracted employees in the federal government.
The lowest wages in Ontario will see a small increase this year, but members of Ottawa and Gatineau ACORN are saying the federal government should be raising its own minimum wage.
Le salaire minimum est-il trop ou pas assez élevé en Ontario? Pendant que des groupes communautaires demandent publiquement une hausse, des regroupements d'entreprises font pression sur le gouvernement pour empêcher qu'elle se produise.
A group of low-income workers are expected to gather outside the Toys "R" Us store on Merivale Road on Saturday to call on the province to raise the minimum wage by more than 75 cents.
Ottawa ACORN's Annual Reception - February 28, 2014
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.