On Thursday, February 1, several ACORN members attended the BC Poverty Reduction Strategy community meeting in Surrey. ACORN leader Tabitha Naismith attended the meeting and spoke to the Surrey Now-Leader about the housing crisis.
On Tuesday, members of ACORN’s Employment Insurance (EI) Action Group had an informative and animated meeting with EI Commissioner, Pierre Laliberté, in Toronto. The room was packed as members and leaders presented a number of well-thought-out recommendations to address issues with EI and ensure that the process of applying for, and accessing, EI is made fairer and more accessible to low and moderate income earners.
While ACORN and our allies were able to achieve successes for low-to-moderate income people - some announced in today’s budget and some last week on rent control - today’s budget makes it clear that we need to continue to pressure the Provincial government to make Ontario an affordable place for regular people to live.
Liberal government expected to include new program in budget
ACORN has arrived in Mississauga!
ACORN held a rally on Friday, March 17 at the Square One bus terminal
Toronto ACORN leads protest at provincial office in Weston
Strong economy and budget surpluses make time right for promised raise, says UVic prof.
Dozens of members of Ottawa ACORN flyered and rallied at the provincial government's second round of endless consultations on basic income and poverty
'I think this is such an amazing opportunity to really do something that can lift people further ahead'