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Inspire Democracy is an Elections Canada program that works with stakeholders to reduce barriers to electoral participation.

Research shows that some communities face more barriers than others when it comes to registering and voting, working at the polls or being a candidate in a federal election. While we work with many communities in different contexts, we work mostly with those facing the greatest barriers:

Inspire Democracy helps address barriers to electoral participation by providing tools for engaging with community leaders and organizations that represent these communities.

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Inspire Democracy Program: 2019 at a glance

Inspire Democracy has increased its network by 256% since 2015.

120+ stakeholders

Helping to reduce barriers to participate in elections for:

  • Indigenous electors
  • Youth
  • People with disabilities
  • New Canadians

21 Resources developed by stakeholders

  • 6 Indigenous resources
  • 5 new electors resources
  • 10 accessibility resources

245 Inspire Democracy activities

  • 27 presentations
  • 64 kiosks
  • 154 workshops

316,935 Voter Information Campaign resources distributed

  • 9,000+ in Indigenous languages
  • 1,800+ in heritage languages
  • 17,000+ in accessible formats
  • 280,000+ in standard formats