Ottawa ACORN (Ottawa Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) members will focus this year on increase the housing allowance for social assistance recipients.
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“Unless [you] get some stroke of luck, it doesn’t matter how hard you work, how much you pound the pavement, how much you save, you are still stuck, and it’s persistent,” said Ria Rinne, 31, a board member for ACORN Canada, an organization that represents low-income families.
Local activists’ push for major minimum-wage hike is making business owners nervous, but Seattle might provide a workable model for raising a region’s low-wage bar
Ottawa ACORN member Mavis Finnamore talks to Global National about the 2015 federal budget
Ottawa and Gatineau ACORN members held a rally in downtown Ottawa for in their continued pursuit for a federal $15 per hour minimum wage for workers and contracted employees in the federal government.
The lowest wages in Ontario will see a small increase this year, but members of Ottawa and Gatineau ACORN are saying the federal government should be raising its own minimum wage.
A Toronto couple supporting two children both need to work full-time at $18.52 an hour each to make ends meet — a far cry from reality for too many struggling families, a report released Friday finds.
BC ACORN member Jacqueline Hardy talks to CBC News about the 20 cent increase to the minimum wage.