Healthy Homes - Habitation saine

Every person deserves affordable, livable housing. In many low income neighbourhoods, tenants live with mold, pests, broken elevators, and other challenges because landlords will not do the repairs needed. ACORN Canada members fight for landlord licensing, building inspections, and stronger enforcement of maintenance rules and by-laws.
See our Healthy Homes demands here.

Ottawa Citizen: University of Ottawa law students organize comedy show for good cause

OTTAWA — For a change, lawyers will be telling the jokes.

Law students from the University of Ottawa are organizing a fundraising comedy show in support of Ottawa ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now), an organization of low to moderate income families uniting communities for justice.

The show will take place Thursday, Feb. 7, at 8 p.m. at The Draft Pub, 801 King Edward Ave., 2nd floor. The cover charge is $10 and all proceeds are going to ACORN.

Media Advisory: Silence from Ontario Liberal leadership candidates on issues affecting low income communities

(Toronto, ON) – To find out where Ontario’s next premier stands on some of the issues that matter to low and moderate income communities across the province, Ontario ACORN have distributed a survey to all of the candidates for leader of the Ontario Liberal Party. The results are disappointing.

Ontario ACORN’s survey asked candidates, on behalf of more than 20,000 members of ACORN across Ontario, to make clear commitments to deal with high remittance fees, unsafe and unaffordable housing, Ontario’s inadequate minimum wage, and inhumane welfare and disability support systems.