On Tuesday, members of ACORN’s Employment Insurance (EI) Action Group had an informative and animated meeting with EI Commissioner, Pierre Laliberté, in Toronto. The room was packed as members and leaders presented a number of well-thought-out recommendations to address issues with EI and ensure that the process of applying for, and accessing, EI is made fairer and more accessible to low and moderate income earners.
Social Assistance - Aide Sociale
Ottawa ACORN undertook a new project his year called The Disability Benefit Clinics (DBC) ensuring over 800 disabled people did not have to pay a corporate preparer to claim benefits they are entitled to.
While ACORN and our allies were able to achieve successes for low-to-moderate income people - some announced in today’s budget and some last week on rent control - today’s budget makes it clear that we need to continue to pressure the Provincial government to make Ontario an affordable place for regular people to live.
Liberal government expected to include new program in budget
Dozens of members of Ottawa ACORN flyered and rallied at the provincial government's second round of endless consultations on basic income and poverty
'I think this is such an amazing opportunity to really do something that can lift people further ahead'