ACORN Canada is the nations largest community organization of low- and moderate-income families, with over 30,000 member families organized into 19 neighborhood chapters in 4 cities across the country.
ACORN Canada’s goal is to represent and champion the interests Canada’s low- and moderate-income urban communities on the critical issues of social and economic justice.
Since 2004 ACORN has taken action and won victories on issues of concern to their members. Their priorities include: better housing for first time tenants, living wages for low-wage workers, more investment in our communities from banks and governments, and regulation of payday lenders.
ACORN Canada achieves these goals by building community organizations which win changes — through direct action, negotiation, legislation, and voter participation
ACORN members participate in local meetings and actively work on campaigns, elect leadership from the neighborhood level up, and pay the organization’s core expenses through membership dues and grassroots fund raisers.
ACORN Canada’s website is available at: http://www.acorncanada.org