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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Ottawa ACORN Partners with Ottawa Hospital to Test 119 People for COVID19 at City’s FIRST Mobile Clinic!

On Sat, July 11th Ottawa ACORN helped organize the city’s very first mobile testing clinic for COVID19. ACORN members in Ottawa-Vanier met virtually back at the end of May and members identified having difficulty accessing testing because of a number of barriers. 
 

Capital Current: Ontario’s Bill 184 ‘slap in the face’ to struggling residential renters, critics say

While the Ontario government has curtailed commercial and residential evictions during the COVID-19 crisis, tenants’ rights advocates warn that proposed legislation in the province will expose renters to unfair evictions once the pandemic passes — and well beyond.

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