You Have The Right To Vote
The Canadian Federal Election is less than two weeks away on Monday, September 20, 2021.
It’s your right to vote. It’s your right to choose who you feel will best represent you in Canada’s next Government. It’s your responsibility to learn about voting, about the candidates in your riding, and about the issues that are important to you.
The information below can help with answering questions you might have about the voting process. You will find Inclusion Canada’s summary of issues that are important to Canadians with disabilities. We also offer ideas for speaking with the candidates in your riding to find out how they are committed to supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
We hope the information below will help you get informed and engaged to exercise your right to vote and make your voting experience a good one.
#IAmVoting Federal Election 2021 Information and Participation Guide offers ideas for getting involved in the upcoming federal election. It explains what voting is about, how voting and elections work, why it is important to vote, and what questions you can ask candidates. We hope the guide will help make your voting experience a good one and we encourage you to share it with others.
Inclusion Canada Election Resources
Inclusion Canada has developed several resources to inform voters during the election. Their Federal Election 2021: A Path to Inclusive Recovery shares a list of commitments needed from the parties to ensure people with disabilities have the supports they need to live a fully inclusive life.
Their website has a Federal Election section where you will find additional resources and information about their priority areas.
Federal Party Platforms
The main political parties’ platforms talk about what they believe in and what they will do if they are elected. Here are links to the platforms for each of the main political parties:
For further information and details on voting you can visit ElectionsCanada.ca.
We wish you all a successful #IAmVoting during the 2021 federal election.