On May 16, 2016 the Burnaby ACORN chapter and its allies in the fight to Stop Demovictions in Burnaby released their report “A Community Under Attack”, highlighting the mass displacement of low-income renters in Burnaby’s Metrotown neighbourhood.
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!
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