ACORN Canada is an independent national organization of low and moderate income families with 140,000+ members in 20+ neighborhood chapters across nine cities.

Key Leader

Marva Burnette



  • British Columbia
  • Hamilton
  • Montreal
  • Ottowa
  • Nova Scotia
  • Peel


  • Fair banking
  • Internet for all
  • Remittances regulation
  • Healthy housing
  • Childcare
  • Fair wages
  • Social assistance

Latest News from ACORN Canada

  • Residents of Manor Village to rally outside city hall Wednesday
    News from Ottowa: Leaders from the Ottawa advocacy group Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), along with impacted tenants of Manor Village, in Nepean, will be gathering outside Ottawa City Hall this week, in an effort to prevent the community from being demolished to make way for a future light rail transit (LRT) […]
  • Tenant Actions in Nova Scotia
    From ACORN Canada: This has been an explosive week for the Rent Control Now campaign in Nova Scotia! Over the past few months ACORN has been collecting rent increases from across the province. The results are grim but not shocking, members have gotten increases upwards of $900 a month. One rent increase went viral over […]
  • Tenant Organizing in Montreal
    ACORN Canada is organizing to support tenants who are being forcibly evicted by their landlord due to repairs and renovations on the buildings. Organizers say that it is the responsibility of the landlord to find accomodations for these tenants. “We are in the midst of a pandemic, there is no room to rent and it […]
  • ACORN Surrey Disability Assistance Action
    Members of the ACORN group chose a pedestrian overpass in Surrey for a “banner drop” on Wednesday (Oct. 14), in a call for increases to disability and income assistance in B.C. “PWD = Poverty,” read the banner, referring to persons with disabilities.  The “drop” happened at the intersection of Scott Road and King George Boulevard. ACORN is […]
  • The post-pandemic future: Affordable Internet will become a universal human right
    Alejandra Ruiz Vargas, national leadership representative for ACORN Canada, says that internet will become a universal human right in a post-pandemic world. “People need connectivity for practical reasons, like finding jobs, getting government benefits and doing homework, as well as accessing entertainment and keeping in touch with loved ones,” she writes. “In 2016, the United […]

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