Canada Votes 2015

The federal election is on October 19, 2015. Use Canada Votes to help spark dialogue about social issues in Canada and put them on the public agenda.

On October 19, 2015 Canadians will come together to choose the direction of policy in this country for the next 4 years. Democracy works best when citizens engage in dialogue about the society in which we want to live. Canada Votes is a tool to help spark dialogue about social issues in Canada. The federal government has a role to play in addressing them - and you can help by talking about the social issues that matter to you and asking questions to find out what will be done.

With Canada Votes you can:

  • Read about 14 social issues affecting Canadian Communities
  • See sample questions to ask your candidates about social issues
  • Share with your friends, family, and colleagues  
  • Vote on October 19, 2015

Infographic-Ontario-Govt-final-Pg-1The Social Planning Network of Ontario and three other organizations partnered to bring a look at the Ontario government: an overview of structure, responsibilities, main programs and ideas on how to engage. Thanks to the Ontario Nonprofit Network for making it happen!


Click here for the infographic



The Social Development Council of Cornwall and Area has released a report from a community consultation held on the Ontario Poverty Reduction Strategy. Giving a voice to poverty and its impact not only on individuals but also on the community was the goal of the January 21, 2014 Community Consultation. This project was a collaborative initiative with Linking Hands (a project of the House of Lazarus), the Poverty Working Group and the Social Development Council of Cornwall and Area, the Eastern Ontario Health Unit and the office of Jim McDonnell MPP.

The report catpures the strengths and challenges of the consultation experience. The recommendations require cooperation between all levels of government and communities.

The report has conflicting opitions due to the nature of the event, and are topics that need to be further explored.

REPORT - Stormont Dundas & Glengarry Community Consultation on the Ontario Poverty Reduction Strategy


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