Ottawa and Gatineau ACORN

 
Ottawa and Gatineau ACORN has 32,000 members organized throughout four chapters in Ottawa (Ottawa -Vanier, Central Ottawa, South Ottawa, and Ottawa West-Nepean) as well as one chapter over the bridge in Gatineau, Quebec
 
Please contact the Ottawa and Gatineau ACORN office for more information on upcoming meetings and actions. 613-746-5999 Ext 2 / Ottawa@acorncanada.org //   
 
Local Campaigns: 
 
Anti-Displacement: Ottawa ACORN is calling on the City of Ottawa to create an Anti-Displacement Policy to prevent Renovictions and Demovictions like we have seen in neighbourhoods across the city, most significantly in Herongate and Manor Village. 
 
Internet For All: Ottawa ACORN is calling on the City of Ottawa to provide affordable internet access to all low income residents by implementing a municipal broadband program and providing free WIFI in all public spaces. For more information check out the Toronto Public Broadband Plan
 
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Nearly 90 Ottawa ACORN members join virtual protest to stop demovictions!

Posted February 1, 2022

In recognition of the City's two year anniversary of declaring a 'Housing and Homelessness' emergency, Ottawa ACORN members led a 90+ person virtual protest against demovictions. Ottawa made history on Jan 29th, 2020 by becoming the first city in the country to declare housing an emergency. While ACORN members supported this declaration wholeheartedly, not enough has been done to actually END the emergency! 

Le Droit: Manifestation d'ACORN devant le 641-649 rue RideauDA

Posted January 22, 2022

Un peu plus d’une dizaine de personnes s’est rassemblée jeudi midi devant les logements abordables du 641-649 rue Rideau, à Ottawa, pour réclamer de la Ville d’Ottawa le rejet de la demande de démolition des cinq bâtiments. Leur destruction permettrait la construction d’une tour d’habitation de luxe à cet endroit.

Centretown Buzz: Affordable apartment building may be torn down, turned into surface parking lot

Posted January 22, 2022

A three-story, six-unit apartment building on Nepean Street is facing demolition, in order to put up a parking lot.

This would force six tenants to move. Several of them joined with Ottawa ACORN to hold a protest on January 6 in front of the building at 142 Nepean.

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Capital Current: Ottawa anti-poverty group leads Vanier rally calling for government to ‘criminalize’ high-interest lending

Posted January 11, 2022

On a sunny afternoon in Vanier, red flags waved and chanting could be heard in the parking lot of a strip mall on Donald Street. A crowd of 20 people answered a voice from a megaphone: “What do we want? Fair banking! When do we want it? NOW!“

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