BC ACORN started organizing in 2005, starting with our first chapter, Surrey. Since then we have built up six more chapters across the lower mainland (New Westminster, Burnaby, Tri-Cities, Whalley, Guilford, and Newton). Some of our biggest victories include: Canada’s first living wage policy in New Westminster; the introduction of a healthy homes bylaw in Surrey; regulation of payday lending; and many local victories against slumlords!

Despite losing our office in an explosion in 2013, BC ACORN is stronger than ever and continuing the fight for healthy homes, disability rights, and closing the digital divide!

Want to be part of the fight? Join ACORN!



Globe & Mail: Burnaby, B.C. residents fear rental apartments could become high-rises

A report to Burnaby city council last month by the Stop Demovictions Burnaby Campaign decries the loss of nearly 700 rental units to development in Burnaby since 2010 and made four recommendations, including that Burnaby put a moratorium on the demolition of rental apartments. The group is organized by the Alliance Against Displacement, ACORN Burnaby and the Metrotown Residents Association.