A resident of Toronto Community Housing is suing the cable giant for $100,000, claiming it broke a promise to applicants for low-income internet service.
Across the country today, ACORN members and allies took to the streets to demand fair financial services! Around 13% of Canadians are underbanked, meaning they have a bank account but are denied access to basic credit by mainstream banking, forcing them to rely on high-interest lenders charging predatory rates.
With the Federal Government's announcement of their National Housing Strategy, including the introduction of the Canada Housing Benefit, low- and moderate-income ACORN members welcome the additional investment in affordable housing. Our report below highlights some of the key lessons for the Federal Government to ensure that the Canada Housing Benefit has the greatest possible impact for those who need it most.
The wind was blowing and noses were turning red, but protestors for for the Clayton suite crackdown still had their signs high in the air on Sunday.
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An organization which represents low- and moderate-income families is pushing to make affordable housing and landlord licensing key issues throughout the provincial election
Money Mart, Cash Money, Cash Now. Payday loan business line streets across the province, providing easy, short-term borrowing – at a price.
Our Fair Banking campaign calls for the Federal Government to mandate the banks to provide access to fair financial services for low and moderate-income earners.
Rallies were held across the country on Thursday demanding fair banking services for low-income communities
A protest in downtown Hamilton this morning outside the CIBC, was aimed at the big banks in Canada.
Annual child-poverty report being released in Ottawa Tuesday looks to all parties to address the issue in the 2018 Ontario election.
Sidewalk Labs, a unit of Google parent Alphabet, is partnering with Toronto to redesign part of the city's eastern waterfront as a high-tech urban neighborhood.
Affordable housing activists were out at a town hall to make themselves heard.
Waterfront Toronto says $50M deal is just to plan area, and there's no pressure to build
Boasting of an economic plan that will benefit the ‘middle class and those working hard to join it’, Finance Minister, Bill Morneau, laid out the Federal Government’s Fall Economic Statement last Tuesday.
City team will be looking for fire and municipal code violations following council approval of pilot project
With private sector unionization stalled, it’s time to look for a new way to rally workers.
Des garderies à 10 $ par jour à Toronto, c'est ce que réclame le groupe anti-pauvreté, Toronto ACORN, qui vient de lancer une nouvelle campagne pour rendre les garderies plus abordables pour les familles ontariennes.
The internet is integral to society—in 2016, the United Nations classified access to the internet as a human right, and cutting or censoring the internet by states is illegal. Yet, according to the World Economic Forum, 3.9 billion people (52 percent of the world’s population) are denied access to it.
Ottawa ACORN members have been tirelessly fighting for stricter regulations on payday loan companies in their neighbourhoods and are happy to see the City take the necessary steps forward to limiting their proliferation in low income communities. // Les membres d'ACORN Ottawa se sont battus sans relâche pour une réglementation plus stricte des compagnies de prêt sur salaire dans leurs quartiers, et sont heureux de voir la Ville prendre les mesures nécessaires pour limiter leur prolifération dans les communautés à faible revenu.
A motion by Rideau-Vanier Coun. Mathieu Fleury to create separate zoning for payday loan companies was approved by council on Sept. 27.
CBC series on debt looks at payday lenders.