ACORN Canada

ACORN Canada

February 01, 2016 08:00 ET

Media Advisory: ACORN Canada report on internet accessibility reveals home-internet costs taking big bite out of people's food budget

Prominent voices join call for affordable internet for low income families as policy window opens at CRTC

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Feb. 1, 2016) - On February 2, 2016, join ACORN Canada and prominent allies for the release of Internet for All, a report summarizing 400 testimonials from low-income Canadians about how vital yet unaffordable home internet is. The report is also a call on the federal government to seize the policy opportunity that has arisen due to the CRTC review of basic telecommunication services.

Where: Osgoode Hall -130 Queen St W, Toronto
When: Tuesday, February 2ndat 1:30 PM
Who: ACORN Provincial Rep - Alejandra Ruiz Vargas
Maytree President - Elizabeth McIsaac
ACORN member- Sashane Needham on what life is like raising kids without internet
Elementary Teachers of Toronto President - John Smith
The Action Group on Access to Justice Manager - Sabreena Delhon (moderator)

This diverse group will speak in detail about why internet access is a human right and why the federal government and its agencies should seize the policy opportunity created by the CRTC telecom review.

More information on campaign found here:

https://www.acorncanada.org/internet-all-internet-use-and-accessibility-low-income-canadians

ACORN Canada - the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, Canada - is among the nation's largest organizations of low- and moderate-income families, with over 80,000 members in more than 20 communities working together for social and economic justice.

Contact Information

  • For more information, or to speak with
    any of the speakers, contact:
    John Anderson
    647 204 2767
    toronto@acorncanada.org