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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142 Nepean St members fight demolition of housing for a parking lot!

Posted January 6, 2022

Tenants at 142 Nepean St reached out to Ottawa ACORN in the winter of 2021 after learning that the developer who bought their building was planning to demolish the 6 unit Centretown apartment to replace it with a parking lot! How did the developer inform tenants? By planting a big "applicants proposal" sign outside the building without notice after already submitting their rezoning application to the City. 

Capital Current: Community members push for better internet accessibility for low-income households in Ottawa

Posted November 17, 2021

Members of the social justice group ACORN are demanding an end to barriers that prevent internet accessibility for all Canadians.

They made their point at a Tuesday rally at Ottawa City Hall which featured ACORN members, educators, students and other supporters of the cause sharing their experiences with those assembled in Marion Dewar Plaza. 

Le Droit: «Rénovictions» à Ottawa: une manifestation se transforme en célébration

Posted November 4, 2021

Une petite manifestation de solidarité avec des locataires qui résident aux 249 et 253 des Pères-Blancs à Ottawa, menacés de rénoviction, s'est transformée, mercredi, en célébration alors les principaux intéressés ont appris, quelques minutes avant l'événement, qu'ils pouvaient demeurer dans leur logement.

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