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

Below are the 14 issues covered by Canada Votes. You can also follow up on reference materials below.

  1. Affordable Housing Translations: Arabic, Chinese, Igbo, Spanish, Swahili
  2. Child Care Translations: Arabic, Chinese, Bengali, Igbo, Portuguese, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Tamil, Urdu
  3. Climate Change Translations: Bengali, Spanish, Tamil, Urdu
  4. Community Infrastructure Translations: Spanish
  5. Employment Insurance Translations: Chinese, Spanish
  6. Health Care Translations: Igbo, Portuguese, Somali, Spanish, Swahili
  7. Immigrant Population: Express Entry Translations: Bengali, Chinese, Spanish, Tamil, Urdu
  8. Jobs and Economy Translations: Bengali, Portuguese, Tamil, Urdu
  9. Long Form Census Translations: Spanish
  10. Migrant Workers
  11. Poverty Reduction Translations: Arabic, Bengali, Igbo, Portuguese, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Tamil, Urdu
  12. Public Transit Translations: Arabic, Chinese, Igbo, Portuguese, Somali, Spanish, Swahili
  13. Responsible Taxation Translations: Spanish
  14. Seniors and Income Security Translations: Arabic, Chinese, Igbo, Portuguese, Somali, Spanish, Swahili

Package of all 14 issues

THIS SERIES WAS PRODUCED BY: Canadian Council on Social Development, Community Development Council Durham, Community Development Halton, Edmonton Social Planning Council, Saint John Human Development Council, Social Planning and Research Council of BC, Social Planning and Research Council of Hamilton, Social Planning Council of Cambridge and North Dumfries, Social Planning Council of Kitchener-Waterloo, Social Planning Network of Ontario, and Social Planning Toronto. Social planning organizations across the country are helping to strengthen communities and work on social justice issues. We also recognize the need to work together around key issues affecting our communities. We have come together to provide this publication on the federal election because we believe that democracy works best when citizens engage in dialogue on important issues.


Affordable Housing

Child Care

Climate Change

Community Infrastructure

Employment Insurance

 Health Care

Immigrant Population: Express Entry

Jobs and Economy

Long Form Census

Migrant Workers

  • For more information specifically on migrant workers, contact Migrant Workers Alliance for Change - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Poverty Reduction - COMING SOON

Public Transit

Responsible Taxation

Seniors and Income Security


0 #2 Ibrahim 2015-09-27 21:15
Just I am wondering what about the credential for newcomer certificates and education when they arrive. They're not able to work or contribute in the community due the requirements for credential and due many exam and tests that prohibit them to work in their field and work in factories while they're experts in their field and they can do their job effectively. We need to have programs that bridge this gap and help them access the work and education quickly and change some of roles in this part.
0 #1 Marie Gailing 2015-08-17 15:33
It is not only affordable housing but subsidized housing for low income that is needed. Poverty reduction and climate change are major issues as well as jobs and better treatment for migrant workers as well as raising the minimum wage. All can be done by taxing the rich and corporations instead of the middle class and lower income workers.

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