Ottawa ACORN members have been pushing for minimum distancing and licensing of payday lenders since 2015 in order to reduce the concentration of payday lenders in our neighbourhoods. // Depuis 2015, les membres d'ACORN Ottawa font pression en faveur d'un espacement minimal et l'attribution de permis aux prêteurs sur salaire afin de réduire la concentration de prêteurs sur salaire dans nos quartiers.
After a long and hard fight for affordable housing by ACORN and other allies, the Province has listened and are handing over the tools to create affordable housing to the municipalities.
In this video citizen-reporter and poverty activist Jodi Brown meets up with Sarah, a young woman who was in a bad spot when she asked Community Services for help. That help turned out to be a mixed blessing.
North Etobicoke residents express concerns plans lack integration into the community, sufficient community spaces
Exciting Nova Scotia meeting in Halifax!
Wynne’s Liberals announced their 2018 Budget yesterday, presenting some promising investments for low-income Canadians, although ACORN members note that there is still a long way to go.
‘There is room for development...But not displacement,’ says local ACORN chapter chair
Weston ACORN took action against gentrification on Saturday
Weston ACORN action on Saturday
On Thursday March 15, 2018, a delegation of Montreal Sud-Ouest ACORN members delivered a letter to City Councilor Craig Sauvé at his office on Rue Bel-Air. // Jeudi 15 mars 2018, une délégation de membres de Montréal Sud-Ouest ACORN a livré une lettre au conseiller municipal Craig Sauvé dans ses bureaux de la Rue Bel-Air.
The local chapter of Toronto ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) is ready to raise a ruckus in opposition of the gentrification of Weston Village.
ACORN Financial Justice Leader, Donna Borden, spoke to CTV News about the need for improved regulations on payday lending.
The City of Surrey will be repainting pool houses at four of its outdoor pools. The paint on the pool houses contains lead.
Budget 2018 shows that the Federal Government is taking small steps to support low and moderate income Canadians, but we need more from Morneau. We still have a long way to go.
Advocacy groups are calling on the Ontario government to close what they call loopholes in the province’s housing law that they say allow landlords to offload maintenance costs onto tenants.
Proposed new rules that are supposed to help rein in the high price of housing in Ontario‘s expensive cities are being criticized as too weak to have much impact.
Social worker Sarah Adjekum writes that the downtown’s renaissance is having predictable impacts on vulnerable people, but not enough is being done to mitigate the harm.