An Atlantic Canadian telecom company has opted out of a new program aimed at getting low income families on affordable high speed internet plans.
Posted June 6, 2018
Canada's expensive internet plans can restrict access to people searching for jobs and services online
ACORN members, with the support of the BCGEU and Vancouver Tenants Union, rallied against demovictions on Tuesday night.
Pest control experts say the number of cockroaches in Halifax seems to be on the rise.
Close to 40 ACORN members and allies from labour, community groups and political parties marched to the Timbercreek main office on 2870 Cedarwood Dr in the fight for tenants’ rights and affordable housing. // Près de 40 membres et alliés d'ACORN issus de syndicats, de groupes communautaires et de partis politiques se sont rendus au bureau principal de Timbercreek, au 2870 promenade Cedarwood, pour lutter pour les droits des locataires et le logement abordable.
BC ACORN members and allies rally to fight against the renovictions and gentrification that are pricing tenants out of New West.
On Wednesday, May 9, Montréal ACORN leaders went to the Régie du logement, Montreal’s housing tribunal, to demand compensation for furniture and other items public housing residents have had to discard in light of the proliferation of bed bugs in different parts of the Sud-Ouest. // Mercredi le 9 mai, un groupe de membres Sud-Ouest ACORN s’est présenté à la Régie du logement de Montréal pour réclamer des dédommagements pour ceux vivant avec des punaises de lit ayant du jeter des meubles dans le cadre de la procédure d’extermination.
BC ACORN members are ready to organize in New West!
Posted April 18, 2018
$12/day child care was a key promise revealed in the Ontario NDP’s platform, released earlier this week. ACORN leaders welcome this proposed investment, which would see free, licensed child care for families earning below $40,000 with sliding scale fees averaging $12/day for everyone else.
Unhappy tenants and their supporters gathered outside a large apartment building on Kennedy Drive in Dartmouth, owned by Metcap Living.
We need a national strategy to guarantee equal access to basic banking services for all Canadians at a fair price.
Posted April 12, 2018
BC ACORN members welcome the introduction of a new task force by the Province, that looks to address issues in rental housing. BC ACORN and other allies have fought for strengthened tenant rights for a number of years. We are hopeful that the task force will hold landlords to account and improve protections for tenants. ACORN calls on the task force to end the renovictions that price low and moderate income tenants out of their homes. Our other demands for Healthy Homes include:
Dartmouth ACORN member talks to the Sheldon Macleod Show about landlord licensing
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.