In 2004, ACTO as part of a network of anti-poverty, affordable housing, environmental and social justice groups formed the Low-Income Energy Network (LIEN). The vision of LIEN is to build an Ontario where everyone has equal access to conservation programs, financial assistance and other services so they can meet their basic energy needs.
LIEN works to raise awareness about energy issues faced by low-income Ontarians and proposes effective and environmentally sustainable solutions to energy poverty.
“Energy poverty” is the burden of electricity, natural gas and other utility costs that low-income households face. The growing cost of utilities in Ontario means that many households have less money left to spend on groceries, clothing, medicine and other basic needs.
Learn more about the important work of LIEN.