Posted August 9, 2021
ACORN Canada is a national, grassroots community union with over 140,000 members in 24 neighbourhood chapters across 16 cities. We believe that social and economic justice can best be achieved by building community power for change.
The pandemic has exposed and entrenched the deep inequities in Canada. Job loss during the pandemic hit lowest wage workers the hardest and the need for government to provide and expand basic services and programs was needed and understood like no other time in this generation. It is now time for us to rebuild, putting people before profits. With the federal election around the corner, ACORN members in 24 of the lowest income neighbourhoods across the country met, discussed and developed ACORN’s National Platform. The priorities of affordable housing, internet for all, modernizing EI, ending predatory lending/ fair banking for all and taxing the rich - are what ACORN members need to see for a just and equitable recovery for Canada.
To read ACORN's Federal Platform, click here