In the latest issue of Now Magazine Toronto ACORN has been voted runner up for “Best Activist Organization” in the city.
This is an honour that we appreciate, and it caps off a busy year where Toronto ACORN members have taken leadership on a wide range of issues from good jobs to regulating remittances and re-doubling our efforts to protect tenants and improving the city’s apartment inspection system.
On issue after issue our members have stood on the side of working families and those fighting to make Toronto a livable city. In the last year alone we’ve:
-Worked closely with Municipal Licensing and Standards to secure improvements to the city’s apartment inspection regime including improvement to tenant notification & targetting poorly maintained buildings first.
-Mobilized community support with One Toronto and Good Jobs for All Coalition to fight proposed cuts and protect good paying jobs.
-Released a ground breaking report exposing gouging by Remittance providers like Western Union and MoneyGram.
We’ve been working for 7+ years to build a city wide organization that can champion the interests of low and moderate income families. We’ve made incredible growth over this time, now counting 20,000+ members in 7 neighbourhood chapters.
Over this time we’ve been leaders on campaigns around housing, transit, jobs and lending - many thanks go out to everyone who took notice and cast a vote.