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Syd Blum

Acting Chair of the Halifax-Peninsula chapter

Sydnee, or Syd, joined ACORN in April 2020 after collecting 10,000 names on an online petition calling for a COVID Rent Freeze. She quickly became a force in ACORN and has been active ever since.

Heather Clark

Chair of Halifax Mainland Chapter

Heather joined ACORN in 2023, motivated by the housing crisis in Nova Scotia. Frustrated with the lack of tenant organization in her community, Heather took matters into her own hands. Working with existing and new leadership, she helped re-establish HRM Mainland ACORN as a place for tenant action.

Kwasi Asare

Co-Chair of Halifax Mainland

Kwasi joined ACORN in 2023 and became active in HRM Mainland chapter meetings right away. Kwasi works closely with HRM Mainland Chair Heather Clarke, is a mainstay at ACORN actions around HRM, and has a special interest in politics.

Brin Jones

Secretary of Halifax Mainland Chapter

Brin became active in ACORN in 2021 when NS ACORN was engaged in large fights for rent control and affordable housing. She lives in Spryfield and takes time out of her busy schedule to help the chapter stay on track in her role as secretary.

Lisa Hayhurst

Chair of Dartmouth ACORN

Lisa brings her experience helping lead Nova Scotia ACORN’s successful Rent Control Now campaign to the ACORN Canada national board, where she sits as a Nova Scotia rep. Lisa is currently focussed on winning a landlord licensing system in the Halifax Regional Municipality and being a thorn in the side of her negligent landlord.

Tim Allenby

Co-Chair of Dartmouth ACORN

Tim brings his activist knowledge to the table at every meeting and assists Lisa and the other leaders in the HRM in developing strong campaigns for housing justice. Tim was very active in Nova Scotia’s ACORN successful rent control campaign, and continues to help lead up the provincial housing campaigns in the province.

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