Posted on April 21, 2020
The need for expanding the Federal Government’s Connecting Families to ALL low-income people is greater than ever! Governments – federal and provincial – have called for social/physical distancing during the ongoing health emergency due to COVID-19 but that requires access to the internet for anything and everything anyone can imagine. However, the reality is that not all Canadians can afford the internet. The issue of digital divide cannot be overemphasized, especially during a pandemic like this, as internet becomes a lifeline for most people.
ACORN Canada reached out to almost 500 members to understand their issues in accessing the internet. We call on the government and CRTC to take some urgent actions to address barriers to digital equity, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
To read the full report, click here
We are also reaching out to companies and governments to take measures urgently. To send a letter, click here