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Consultations Reports of 2018

Accessibility Guidance to Political Parties and Candidates

Event:
Meeting with the Advisory Group for Disability Issues
Objective:

To identify information on running accessible campaigns that should be given to parties and candidates on a fact sheet developed by Elections Canada

Audience:
Advisory group members
Consulted Stakeholder Groups:
Persons with Disabilities
Date
November 20–21 2018

Meeting Summary

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Accessibility of Polling Locations

Event:
Meeting with the Advisory Group for Disability Issues
Objectives:

To update the advisory group on the selection process for accessible polling locations for the general election

To get input on communicating voting options to electors on the rare occasions when selected sites do not meet the mandatory accessibility criteria

Audience:
Advisory group members
Consulted Stakeholder Groups:
Persons with Disabilities
Date
November 20–21 2018

Meeting Summary

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Accessibility Policy and Service Offering

Event:
Meeting with the Advisory Group for Disability Issues
Objective:

To get feedback on the updates to the Accessibility Policy and Service Offering, which lists the services that electors can expect to have for the general election

Audience:
Advisory group members
Consulted Stakeholder Groups:
Persons with Disabilities
Date
November 20–21 2018

Meeting Summary

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Ballot Redesign

Event:
Elections Canada's Demonstration Day
Objectives:

To show stakeholders how the ballot will be different at the general election

To get feedback on the benefits of the preferred designs

Audience:
Various stakeholder groups
Consulted Stakeholder Groups:
Persons with Disabilities/Youth/New Canadians/Indigenous/Political Parties
Date
April 11–14 2018

What We Heard on Demonstration Day

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Changes to the Canada Elections Act

Event:
Meeting with the Advisory Committee of Political Parties
Objective:

To update the committee on the operational and political financing impacts of legislative changes and engage them in the change management process

Audience:
Advisory committee members
Consulted Stakeholder Groups:
Political Parties
Date
June 18–19 2018

Meeting Summary

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Civic Education

Event:
Meeting with the Advisory Circle of Educators
Objective:

To get expert advice and feedback on the development, pilot-testing and production of Elections Canada's new pedagogical resources

Audience:
Committee members
Consulted Stakeholder Groups:
Future Electors
Date
May 3–4 2018

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Civic Education, Outreach and Communications

Event:
Meeting with the Electoral Management Body Working Group
Objective:

To promote inter-jurisdictional collaboration and information-sharing on public education and information activities

Audience:
Electoral management bodies
Consulted Stakeholder Groups:
Electoral Management Bodies
Date
March 22–23 2018

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Community Relations Officers Program

Event:
Meeting with the Advisory Group for Disability Issues
Objectives:

To give information on the program

To discuss how committee members can assist Elections Canada in promoting the program as ambassadors

Audience:
Advisory group members
Consulted Stakeholder Groups:
Persons with Disabilities
Date
November 20–21 2018

Meeting Summary

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Election Officer Training

Event:
Meeting with the Advisory Group for Disability Issues
Objective:

To get guidance from advisory group members on the accessibility portion of the election officer training package

Audience:
Advisory group members
Consulted Stakeholder Groups:
Persons with Disabilities
Date
April 10 2018

Meeting Summary

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Electoral District Association Training

Event:
Meeting with the Advisory Committee of Political Parties
Objective:

To demonstrate the newly launched training tools for political participants

Audience:
Advisory committee members
Consulted Stakeholder Groups:
Political Parties
Date
April 12 2018

Meeting Summary

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Electronic Financial Returns

Event:
Meeting with the Advisory Committee of Political Parties
Objective:

To update parties on progress made in launching the portal

To get input on communications and training

Audience:
Political entities
Consulted Stakeholder Groups:
Political Parties
Date
June 18–19 2018

Meeting Summary

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Event:
Technical Workshop of the Advisory Committee of Political Parties
Objective:

To carry out user testing and a hands-on walkthrough of the new Electronic Financial Returns tool for political participants

Audience:
Select advisory committee members
Consulted Stakeholder Groups:
Political Parties
Date
June 5 2018

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Field Pre-Event Activities

Event:
Meeting with the Advisory Committee of Political Parties
Objective:

To update members on the activities of returning officers in the field leading up to the election

Audience:
Advisory committee members
Consulted Stakeholder Groups:
Political Parties
Date
April 12 2018

Meeting Summary

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Inspire Democracy

Event:
Demonstration Day
Objective:

To inform stakeholders about the organization's outreach activities in order to engage them to address barriers to civic engagement

Audience:
Various stakeholders
Consulted Stakeholder Groups:
Persons with Disabilities/Youth/New Canadians/Indigenous/Political Parties
Date
April 11 2018

What We Heard on Demonstration Day

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Event:
Meeting at Elections Canada's headquarters
Objective:

To get input from organizations on effectively engaging electors facing barriers to voting

Audience:
Various stakeholders
Consulted Stakeholder Groups:
Persons with Disabilities/Youth/New Canadians/Indigenous
Date
February 7 2018

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Inspire Democracy: Engaging Electors with Disabilities

Event:
Institute of Fiscal Studies and Democracy workshop
Objective:

To get input from organizations representing persons with disabilities on engaging persons with disabilities in the electoral process

Audience:
Various stakeholders
Consulted Stakeholder Groups:
Persons with Disabilities
Date
March 2 2018

Inspire Democracy: A Summary of Proceedings and Participant Consultations (PDF only)

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Online Polling Place Locator

Event:
Elections Canada's Demonstration Day
Objectives:

To view the online application telling electors where they can vote on any given day during an election period

To give informal feedback on community needs

Audience:
Demonstration Day participants
Consulted Stakeholder Groups:
Persons with Disabilities/Youth/ New Canadians/Indigenous/Political Parties
Date
April 11 2018

What We Heard on Demonstration Day

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Online Voter Registration

Event:
Elections Canada's Demonstration Day
Objectives:

To get feedback on Elections Canada's online registration tool

To get advice on accessibility and usability testing

Audience:
Demonstration Day participants
Consulted Stakeholder Groups:
Persons with Disabilities/Youth/New Canadians/Indigenous/Political Parties
Date
April 12 2018

What We Heard on Demonstration Day

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Optimization of Paper-based Voting Process

Event:
Elections Canada's Demonstration Day
Objective:

To get feedback on the elector experience using a simulation exercise on the optimized paper-based process that will be in place for the general election at ordinary polls

Audience:
Demonstration Day participants
Consulted Stakeholder Groups:
Persons with Disabilities/Youth/New Canadians/Indigenous/Political Parties
Date
April 11–12 2018

What We Heard on Demonstration Day

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Politic Entities Service Centre

Event:
Meeting with the Advisory Committee of Political Parties
Objective:

To update parties on the progress made in launching the portal and get input on communications and training

Audience:
Political Parties
Consulted Stakeholder Groups:
Political Parties
Date
June 18–19 2018

Meeting Summary

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Event:
Technical Workshop of the Advisory Committee of Political Parties
Objective:

To carry out user testing and a hands-on walkthrough of the new Political Entities Service Centre tool for political participants

To obtain feedback on communications and training needs for parties

Audience:
Select advisory committee members
Consulted Stakeholder Groups:
Political Parties
Date
June 5 2018

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Poll Worker Recruitment

Event:
Elections Canada's Demonstration Day
Objective:

To inform stakeholders about employment opportunities during an election and informally discuss the recruitment of electors from priority outreach groups

Audience:
Various stakeholders
Consulted Stakeholder Groups:
Persons with Disabilities/Youth/New Canadians/Indigenous/Political Entities
Date
April 11–15 2018

What We Heard on Demonstration Day

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Statement of Electors Who Voted (Bingo Sheets)

Event:
Technical Workshop of the Advisory Committee of Political Parties
Objective:

To seek feedback on the distribution of the Statement of Electors who voted

Audience:
Select advisory committee members
Consulted Stakeholder Groups:
Political Parties
Date
June 5 2018

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Technology at Advance Polls

Event:
Elections Canada's Demonstration Day
Objective:

Using a simulation exercise, to get feedback on the elector experience in the use of technology at the polls, i.e. e-poll books

Audience:
Various stakeholders
Consulted Stakeholder Groups:
Persons with Disabilities/Youth/New Canadians/Indigenous/Political Parties
Date
April 11 2018

What We Heard on Demonstration Day

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Voter Information Campaign

Event:
Consultations and meetings with various stakeholders
Objective:

To get advice on key Voter Information Campaign products to ensure they meet the needs of outreach stakeholders representing electors who face barriers to voting

Audience:
Various stakeholders
Consulted Stakeholder Groups:
Persons with Disabilities/Youth/New Canadians / Indigenous
Date
October 11–31 2018

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Event:
Demonstration Day
Objective:

To assess key messages, communications methods and products, to determine to what extent these would help electors prepare for registration and voting

Audience:
Various stakeholders
Consulted Stakeholder Groups:
Persons with Disabilities/Youth/New Canadians/Indigenous/Political Entities
Date
March 29–April 9 2018

What We Heard on Demonstration Day

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Voter Information Campaign and National Outreach

Event:
Meeting with the Advisory Group for Disability Issues
Objective:

To get advice on how best to engage stakeholders and organizations serving persons with disabilities (including those affiliated with advisory group members) to amplify key Voter Information Campaign messages

Audience:
Advisory group members
Consulted Stakeholder Groups:
Persons with Disabilities
Date
November 20–21 2018

Meeting Summary

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Voter Information Card

Event:
Meeting with the Advisory Committee of Political Parties
Objective:

To get input on the Chief Electoral Officer's decision to allow the use of the voter information card as one of two pieces of ID

Audience:
Political entities
Consulted Stakeholder Groups:
Political Entities
Date
June 18–19 2018

Meeting Summary

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Vote on Campus

Event:
Meeting with the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations
Objective:

To touch base on the progress of the Vote on Campus program and talk about promotion of the program

Audience:
Students
Consulted Stakeholder Groups:
Youth
Date
September 13 2018

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Event:
Meeting with Polytechnics Canada
Objective:

To touch base on the progress of the Vote on Campus program and talk about the promotion of the program

Audience:
Students
Consulted Stakeholder Groups:
Youth
Date
September 6 2018

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Event:
Meeting with Universities Canada
Objective:

To touch base on the progress of the Vote on Campus program and talk about promotion of the program

Audience:
Students
Consulted Stakeholder Groups:
Youth
Date
September 4 2018

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Event:
Meeting with Canadian Alliance of Student Associations
Objective:

To touch base on the progress of the Vote on Campus program and talk about promotion of the program

Audience:
Students
Consulted Stakeholder Groups:
Youth
Date
June 21 2018

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Event:
Meeting with Colleges and Institutes Canada
Objective:

To touch base on the progress of the Vote on Campus program and talk about promotion of the program

Audience:
Administration at post-secondary institutions and students
Consulted Stakeholder Groups:
Youth
Date
June 18 2018

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Event:
Elections Canada's Demonstration Day
Objective:

Through a simulation exercise, to get feedback on the elector experience when voting on campus using a special ballot

Audience:
Various stakeholders
Consulted Stakeholder Groups:
Persons with Disabilities/Youth/New Canadians/Indigenous/Political Parties
Date
April 11 2018

What We Heard on Demonstration Day

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Event:
Email to Colleges and Institutes Canada and Universities Canada on the External Service Point (ESP) letter to presidents of post-secondary institutions
Objective:

To seek input from post-secondary institutions on the invitation to participate in the Vote on Campus program

Audience:
Presidents of post-secondary institutions
Consulted Stakeholder Groups:
Youth
Date
February 18 2018

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Voting Services

Event:
Teleconference with the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs
Objective:

To discuss the conflict between federal election voting days and Jewish religious holidays

Audience:
Jewish communities
Consulted Stakeholder Groups:
Jewish Communities
Date
August 31 2018