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The next federal election will take place in 2019 and we want to make sure that all communities have access to information about registering and voting, working in an election, and running in an election and can work together to reach out to those who want to learn more.

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Elections Canada (EC) maintains a network of formal and informal relationships with organizations that work with our key audiences. This network gave us research and feedback from their members. This helped us identify groups of electors who face barriers to working at and running, registering and voting in a federal election:

  • First Nations, Inuit and Métis electors
  • people with disabilities
  • new voters (youth and new Canadians)

We want to build and maintain our network to keep EC’s outreach activities fresh and relevant

Organizations in our network:

  • host events for their members, which we attend or support;
  • provide feedback about the barriers that their members face so that we can improve the electoral process; and
  • share EC’s information about all the ways to work at and run and vote in a federal election.

We work with organizations and community leaders across Canada. Together, we make it easier to take part in elections by reducing barriers and sharing information. Organizations that work with EC:

  • are non-partisan
  • have many members and a large network
  • can deliver elections-related outreach
  • are typically a non-profit service or advocacy organization

Many organizations and community leaders in our network have said that working with us has helped them build their own network.

Would you like to be one of them? Contact us.

Our Network

ABC Life Literacy inspires Canadians to increase their literacy skills.
How they help: ABC Life Literacy creates plain language products to help people with the election process. One such product is the A Guide to Voting: A Literacy Practitioner. They also have learning activities that complement the voting guide. ABC Life Literacy shares EC’s products through newsletters, social media and activities.
Advanced Business Match (ABM) holds events for business leaders from across Canada. ABM builds networks and relationships between Indigenous communities and businesses.
How they help: ABM shares EC’s information with Indigenous communities and business leaders.
Apathy is Boring supports and educates youth to be active and contributing citizens in Canada’s democracy.
How they help: It shares EC’s information through its online platforms. Apathy is Boring has street teams in four cities across Canada to share information kits for the 2019 federal election. Apathy is Boring has also created and shared a youth-oriented Voter Journey video.
Assembly of First Nations (AFN) advocates on behalf of First Nations as directed by Chiefs-in-Assembly. This includes facilitation and coordination of national and regional discussions and dialogue, advocacy efforts and campaigns, legal and policy analysis, communicating with governments, including facilitating relationship-building between First Nations and the Crown as well as public and private sectors and general public.
How they help: The AFN helps EC reduce barriers faced by electors living on reserve by sharing EC’s voter information campaign via kiosks at its forums and through social media. During an election, it will operate a call centre to contact band administrators to discuss local elector services. The AFN will focus its outreach efforts on providing information about having the required ID to register and vote (including using the voter information card as a proof of address) and on the advantages of registering before election day.
Brain Injury Canada works to enhance the quality of life of individuals and families or caregivers living with brain injury in Canada.
How they help: Brain Injury Canada shares information on accessible voting tools and services to Canadians with acquired brain injury.
Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) is a national voice for Canada’s post-secondary students. Established in 1995, CASA is a non-partisan, not-for-profit student organization composed of student associations from across Canada.
How they help: CASA creates and shares digital toolkits designed for students (18–24). CASA also shares EC’s information about registering, voting on campus and working at a federal election. CASA will also run three conferences to train students how to encourage other students in take part in the election.
Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (CHHA) helps Canadians living with hearing loss to communicate and overcome communication barriers.
How they help: CCHA shares EC’s information via its newsletter, online platforms and local networks across Canada. CHHA hosts webinars on accessible voting tools and services to inform the community of Canadians with hearing loss.
Citoyenneté Jeunesse is an organization of all Quebec-based local youth forums.
How they help: Le Citoyenneté Jeunesse promotes EC’s information and products on its website and with its networks during an election.
Civic Action Leadership Foundation (CALF) brings together leaders from all sectors to tackle the challenges facing the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.
How they help: CALF shares EC’s voter information products to its members through online platforms. CALF also helps EC’s Inspire Democracy by sharing their knowledge and analyzing the impact of its activities.
Confédération des organismes de personnes handicapées du Québec (COPHAN) is an independent, Quebec-based community action group that defends the rights people with disabilities.
How they help: COPHAN shares EC’s information on registration and accessible voting with their network.
Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD) is a national human rights organization of people with disabilities working for an inclusive and accessible Canada.
How they help: CCD shares information on registering and accessible voting to members of their community.
Eviance is a branch of the Canadian Centre on Disability Studies (CCDS). It works towards an inclusive, equitable and accessible society that is sustainable for all.
How they help: Eviance shares electronic and print voter information, including alternate formats, that meets the needs of electors across different disability groups. Eviance uses online resources to help community members find and understand voter information.
Frontier College is a national literacy organization.
How they help: Frontier College shares EC’s information with many communities across Canada. Frontier College and EC collaborate on activities for the National Forum on Literacy & Civic Engagement, and facilitate Inspire Democracy information kiosks and Vote PopUp activities across Canada.
ilinniapaa Skills Development Centre (iSDC) delivers a range of skills development training in the North, primarily in Nunavut.
How they help: iSDC shares EC’s information with electors from Nunavut, Northwest Territories and Yukon. iSDC will deliver workshops on voter information in Whitehorse, Yellowknife and Iqaluit.
Indspire is a national Indigenous-led charity that invests in the education of Indigenous people.
How they help: Indspire shares EC’s information with its network of Indigenous youth across Canada. EC delivered workshops at Indspire’s Soaring: Indigenous Youth Empowerment Gathering in Calgary in February 2019.
Institut du Nouveau Monde (INM) works to increase participation in democracy.
How they help: INM promotes EC’s information and products on their website and social networks before and during an election. They share EC’s information and products at kiosks. They organize an election simulation during INM events. They organized two roundtables to share information on participating in an election.
Manitoba League of Persons with Disabilities (MLPD) promotes accessibility and inclusion for people of all abilities. It is a group of experienced, diverse, influential and engaging staff and volunteers educate and offer expert advice in a wide range of topics and issues relating to accessibility, MLPD is dedicated to making a fully accessible province where all people, no matter ability, have the same rights and freedoms.
How they help: MLPD shares information about accessible voting and electoral participation online and in person. MLPD delivers Inspire Democracy workshops to communities of people with diverse disabilities and to organizations that support communities of persons with disabilities.
National Assembly of Friendship Centres a national organization representing 112 friendship centres and provincial and territorial associations (PTAs) across Canada.
How they help: The NAFC shares EC’s products with its network of Friendship Centres and PTAs across Canada. EC will be delivering a workshop at the NAFC Annual Youth Forum.
Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) is a group of thirteen Native women’s organizations from across Canada. NWAC was founded on the collective goal to enhance, promote, and foster the social, economic, cultural and political well-being of First Nations, Métis and Inuit women.
How they help: NWAC shares EC’s information with First Nations, Métis and Inuit women, girls and gender-diverse people.
Neil Squire Society uses technology, knowledge and passion to empower Canadians with disabilities. The organization is committed to social inclusion, economic equity, and a productive society that includes people with disabilities and gives them equal opportunity to contribute and participate.
How they help: The Neil Squire Society shares EC’s information with its members, while promoting accessible voting.
People First of Canada is an organization for people with intellectual disabilities supporting each other to reclaim the right to be recognized as full citizens.
How they help: People First of Canada hosts workshops and training activities about EC’s accessibility service offering. They share information on assisting electors at the polls with support workers. They host town halls and webinars on the different ways to register and vote.
Ryerson Leadership Lab is an action-oriented think tank. It takes a leadership development approach to examine today’s most pressing civic challenges to building a more trustworthy, inclusive society
How they help: Ryerson Leadership lab organizes and hosts outreach activities with young electors. It also provides data and analysis on the impact of these activities to EC.
Special Olympics Ontario enriches the lives of Ontarians with an intellectual disability through sport.
How they help: Special Olympics Ontario shares EC’s information to participants of the Athletes Leadership Program. The organization also hosts activities to highlight EC’s accessibility services and tools.
The 519 is committed to the health, happiness and full participation of the LGBTQ2S communities. In addition to providing support and accommodating spaces, the 519 shares knowledge and insight gathered on the ground through consulting and workshop services, best practice research and public engagement campaigns
How they help: The 519 shares EC’s information with members of the LGBTQ2S communities from the Greater Toronto Area. The 519 also recommends best practices on registration and voting for trans and non-binary electors. It has helped reduce barriers and improve access for LGBTQ2S voters.
The Canadian Association of the Deaf-Association des Sourds du Canada (CAD-ASC) provides consultation and information on Deaf needs and interests. CAD-ASC also conducts research, collects data, issues reports, and provide expertise regarding Deaf concerns and rights. The organization develops and implements pilot programs and ‘best practices’, while assisting Deaf organizations and service agencies across the country.
How they help: CAD-ASC shares EC’s information to members of their community on registration and accessible voting.
The Canadian Muslim Vote (TCMV) aims to increase the participation of Canadian Muslims in the democratic process.
How they help: The Canadian Muslim Vote shares EC’s information with its members. TCMV also shares EC’s information products to participating mosques and online.
The Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) Foundation delivers innovative programs and powerful advocacy that empowers people impacted by blindness.
How they help: CNIB shares EC’s information in accessible formats with Canadians who are blind, partially sighted or deafblind. CNIB hosts training events across the country on the accessibility tools and services that are available at the polls. They also share information about accessible voting with their members online.
The Citizen Empowerment Project (CEP) empowers Canadians from underrepresented communities to learn about and engage with national legal and policy issues.
How they help: CEP shares Elections Canada voter information products to its members through online platforms to promote where, when and the ways to register and vote. CEP also helps EC’s Inspire Democracy by sharing their knowledge and analyzing the impact of its activities.
The Democratic Engagement Exchange (The Exchange) drives democratic engagement by partnering with community organizations, government agencies and academic institutions to build tools and champion policies to create a more inclusive democracy
How they help: The Exchange has created and revised
  • Democracy Talks, which is a set of practical tools and resources to foster a more inclusive democracy
  • Vote PopUp, which is a toolkit to familiarize the voting process for first-time and infrequent voters
The Exchange shares EC’s information online and hosts events and activities across Canada.
The Institute of Fiscal Studies and Democracy (IFSD) is a think tank at the nexus of public finance and state institutions. iVote-jeVote.ca is a campaign, led by uOttawa students and young alum, to foster political engagement among young Canadians.
How they help: IFSD organized and hosted the Journey to Running in a Federal Election toolkit launch event. It will share EC’s voter information. IFSD also developed video content for the Journey to Running in a Federal Election toolkit.