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Upcoming Events

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Event Date/Time Event Location Event Description
Virtual (Zoom) CNIB Accessible Election Workshop (English only)

In partnership with Elections Canada, CNIB will be providing information about the tools and services made available to facilitate independent voting for electors who are blind or partially sighted! During these sessions, we’ll cover accommodations and tools available at advanced polls and on election day, what ID to bring to vote, and information about voting during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Virtual (Zoom) CNIB – Know Your Rights! Accessible Election Workshop (French only)

In partnership with Elections Canada, CNIB will be providing information about the tools and services made available to facilitate independent voting for electors who are blind or partially sighted! During these sessions, we’ll cover accommodations and tools available at advanced polls and on election day, what ID to bring to vote, and information about voting during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Virtual (YouTube) Working in a Federal Election (English and ASL only)

The Wavefront Centre for Communication Accessibility has created a series of on-demand webinars in English and ASL about various aspects of the electoral process, including registration, accessibility, safety, and working in a federal election.

Virtual (YouTube) Safety in the Federal Election (English and ASL only)

The Wavefront Centre for Communication Accessibility has created a series of on-demand webinars in English and ASL about various aspects of the electoral process, including registration, accessibility, safety, and working in a federal election.

Virtual (YouTube) Registering to Vote in a Federal Election (English and ASL only)

The Wavefront Centre for Communication Accessibility has created a series of on-demand webinars in English and ASL about various aspects of the electoral process, including registration, accessibility, safety, and working in a federal election.

Virtual (YouTube) Accessibility and Voting in the Federal Election (English and ASL only)

The Wavefront Centre for Communication Accessibility has created a series of on-demand webinars in English and ASL about various aspects of the electoral process, including registration, accessibility, safety, and working in a federal election.

virtual (online course) First-time Electors, a free online course by ilinniapaa Skills Development Centre

Youth have made their voices heard: they want better access to voting. And Elections Canada has listened, increasing efforts to make voting accessible. Northern leaders, including veteran Northwest Territories politician David Ramsay. 

Send an email to register@ilinniapaa.ca and provide your first name, last name and the title of the course (First-time Electors).
virtual (online course) Voting for New Canadians, a free online course by ilinniapaa Skills Development Centre

This course focuses on the challenges that those new to Canada and its electoral system say they face. By identifying some of those barriers, Elections Canada has begun to address them. This course features video clips from northern leaders like former Liberal MP for Nunavut Nancy Karetak-Lindell 

Send an email to register@ilinniapaa.ca and provide your first name, last name and the title of the course (Voting for New Canadians)

virtual (online course) Removing Barriers, a free online course by ilinniapaa Skills Development Centre This course explores the barriers that many Canadians in the North face, particularly Indigenous electors. Elections Canada has collected information on those barriers and taken steps to address them. Northern leaders like Noah Papatsie, an advocate for voters with disabilities, provide insightful comments on how those barriers can be overcome.
Send an email to register@ilinniapaa.ca and provide your first name, last name and the title of the course (Removing Barriers)
virtual (Zoom)

Voting Matters! A lunch-and-learn

National Association of Friendship Centres (NAFC) and Elections Canada are hosting a virtual lunch-and-learn via Zoom on the many ways you can vote and play a role in the democratic process!

Voting is an incredibly important way to be heard by leaders in your community. If you are unsure of the voting process, or what is needed for you to vote, this session will answer all your questions.

This event is open to any eligible urban Indigenous voters. The first 25 registrants to our session will receive a complimentary Uber Eats gift card at the end of the session as a token of appreciation for attending.

Elections Canada will make a brief presentation on the voting process and different forms of voting and will take questions from the audience.

You can register by signing up on this Google Form.
virtual (Zoom) #PlanToVote: Everything You Need to Know for September 20 Wondering how to exercise your rights on Sept 20th during the upcoming federal election? Want to know what you need to vote - or when and how to do it? Wondering about voting in advance polls...or maybe by mail? Join Julia Stoneman (Rivers to Success), Victoria Bennett and Molly Stollmeyer (Elections Canada) for the answers to all your questions so you can make your personal #Plan to Vote!
virtual Ask Us Anything! Everything you want to know about where, when and ways to vote in this Federal Election Are you getting questions about the election? We've got answers for you! Join the Democratic Engagement Exchange along with Elections Canada for our own Ask Us Anything session. We'll be answering any and all questions you have about where, when and ways to vote in the Federal Election. This is an opportunity to get the answers you need in one place so you can engage your community to vote! We'll have useful resources so you can get election ready - and help those in your community get to the polls.
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CanAge Live Zoom Q&A session with Elections Canada

CanAge will be hosting a Q&A session with Elections Canada. CanAge is a pan-Canadian, non-partisan organization who work with seniors, persons with disabilities and caregivers. To register, please email laura@canage.ca

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Becoming a Political Candidate, a free online course

Through Elections Canada, ilinniapaa is offering a free online course to help Northerners who want to run in the election understand the process. This online course provides crucial and easy-to-understand information on the candidacy process from Elections Canada. We feature video clips from experienced Nunavut, NWT and Yukon voices, including former Nunavut MP Nancy Karetak-Lindell. You'll learn not just the ins-and-outs of the requirements but also the potential personal impact on you, your community and your family. Send an email to register@ilinniapaa.ca and provide your first name, last name and the title of the course (Becoming a Political Candidate).