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.
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.
Peel has made permanent a program that offers reduced public transit fares to low-income residents.
Metro Vancouver’s affordability crisis is making homelessness worse across the region.
Residents of 20 Emerald Street and activist group ACORN are calling on the owners, the property management company and the city to improve conditions at St. Johns Place.
Census: Children make up one quarter of 4.8 million Canadians living in poverty
A new study takes a look at just how much it costs to raise children in Canada, and what it means for government efforts to provide meaningful family benefits and fight child poverty.
New data released from the 2016 census shows that five million Canadians, including more than a million kids, live below the poverty line.
‘We’d hoped to deal with the elephant in the room and find we are dealing with the mouse’: Bouvier