Fair Fees - Frais équitable

 
Fair Banking - Our Fair Banking campaign seeks to make mainstream banking fairer, while also fighting to end predatory lending and encourage the creation of alternation banking products for low and moderate income earners. Learn more about our Fair Banking campaign here
 
Digital Access to Opportunities - Access to the internet has become a necessity, and the high cost of service affects access to opportunities in the job market, in school, and in many other aspects of daily life. ACORN Canada members demand $10/month high speed internet for low income families as part of our Digital Access to Opportunities campaign. Take action on closing the digital divide - sign the petition
 
Regulate Remittances - Remittances (sending money overseas through money transfer organizations like Western Union) and payday loans are big business in Canada, and thousands of Canadians are getting gouged by companies charging exorbitant fees for these services. ACORN Canada members work for the regulation of these fees and fairness in the remittance and payday loan industries.

Hamilton Spectator: ACORN wants to close the digital divide

Posted April 6, 2022

ACORN Hamilton held a news conference in Gage Park to highlight their ongoing push to close the digital divide and make the internet more accessible and affordable for all residents of the city regardless of income.

The group conducted a survey of low-income residents from November 2021 until March 2022, collecting nearly 200 responses.

CityNews: Low-income families, seniors in Canada to get high-speed internet under federal plan

Posted April 4, 2022

The Canadian government has launched a new initiative to provide low-income families and seniors affordable access to high-speed internet, but some advocates argue the plan is too limited in scope.

The new program expands on previous efforts by the Trudeau government to get low-income Canadians connected.

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