Other Updates & Local Campaigns

Read press stories, and news updates about local and community campaigns from across Canada.

South Ottawa Re-Organizing Drive - Elections & Action Against Timbercreek’s Herongate Redevelopment!

South Ottawa ACORN members spent February and March growing their base and organizing their neighbourhood in preparation for Timbercreek’s second application for an Official Plan Amendment (OPA) which would allow them to redevelop the entire Herongate neighbourhood. 

ACORN releases new report on a No Displacement Community Benefits Agreement campaign in Herongate

Community benefits agreements (CBAs) are legally enforceable contracts signed by community groups and a private developer or government agency. CBAs can result  in a range of benefits for community members, such as jobs and training; community amenities, support for local business, affordable housing and other provisions. 
As a community organization of low and moderate income families and individuals fighting for social and economic justice, ACORN is invested in ensuring community benefits agreements meet the needs of the communities we work with.