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Consultations Reports of 2019

Inspire Democracy – Toolkit 1: Journey to Running in a Federal Election

Event:
Toolkit 1 Workshop Program Pilot, "The Running Room"
Objective:
  • To pilot the workshop model developed for Toolkit 1
  • To identify gaps in information about running in a federal election
Audience:
Potential candidates, experienced candidates, campaign support staff, people supporting candidates
Consulted Stakeholder Groups:
Intersectional
Date
February 9, 2019

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Event:
Advisory Committee for Political Parties (ACPP) meeting
Objective:
  • To provide an overview of the new Inspire Democracy toolkits
  • To consult committee members on the "Running in a Federal Election" toolkit
Audience:
Members of the advisory committee
Consulted Stakeholder Groups:
Political parties
Date
February 13–14, 2019

Meeting Summary

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Event:
Pilot Presentation of Toolkit 1 at Equal Voice Campaign School
Objective:
  • To pilot the presentation of the guide
  • To identify gaps in information about running in a federal election and barriers faced by women candidates
Audience:
Potential, confirmed and experienced candidates; women candidates; campaign supporters; candidate support staff
Consulted Stakeholder Groups:
Intersectional
Date
March 1, 2019

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Event:
Advisory Group for Disability Issues (AGDI) meeting
Objective:
  • To present the information package for Inspire Democracy's Toolkit 1
  • To discuss how committee members will use this program in their respective communities
Audience:
Members of the advisory committee
Consulted Stakeholder Groups:
Persons with disabilities
Date
April 17–18, 2019

Meeting Summary

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Factsheet for Candidate and Political Parties

Event:
Advisory Committee for Political Parties (ACPP) meeting
Objective:
  • To obtain feedback on the new factsheet for political parties and candidates
  • To get advice on the dissemination strategy
Audience:
Members of the advisory committee
Consulted Stakeholder Groups:
Political parties
Date
February 13–14, 2019

Meeting Summary

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Accessibility Expenses for Candidates and Political Parties

Event:
Advisory Committee for Political Parties (ACPP) meeting
Objective:
  • To get feedback on the new provisions in the legislation regarding accessible campaigns and disability expenses for candidates and political parties
Audience:
Members of the advisory committee
Consulted Stakeholder Groups:
Political parties
Date
February 13–14, 2019

Meeting Summary

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Election Accessibility

Event:
Advisory Group for Disability Issues (AGDI) meeting
Objective:
  • To inform committee members of the improvements resulting from Bill C-76 to candidates' accessibility expenses and campaign accessibility expenses
  • To get feedback on priorities regarding the general election
Audience:
Members of the advisory committee
Consulted Stakeholder Groups:
Persons with disabilities
Date
April 17–18, 2019

Meeting Summary

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Community Relations Officer Program

Event:
Advisory Group for Disability Issues (AGDI) meeting
Objective:
  • To inform committee members of the role of community relations officers during elections
  • To explain how they can support Elections Canada by recruiting people in their communities
Audience:
Members of the advisory committee
Consulted Stakeholder Groups:
Persons with disabilities
Date
April 17–18, 2019

Meeting Summary

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Mobile Apps

Event:
Advisory Group for Disability Issues (AGDI) meeting
Objective:
  • To obtain input from committee members on the type of mobile applications and application functions that Elections Canada could develop as a way to improve how electors get information about federal elections
Audience:
Members of the advisory committee
Consulted Stakeholder Groups:
Persons with disabilities
Date
April 17–18, 2019

Meeting Summary

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Inspire Democracy – Toolkit 2: Working at a Federal Election

Event:
Advisory Group for Disability Issues (AGDI) meeting
Objective:
  • To present Inspire Democracy's toolkit, "Working at a Federal Election"
  • To gather feedback from committee members on the usefulness of the product and how they will use it in their respective communities
Audience:
Members of the advisory committee
Consulted Stakeholder Groups:
Persons with disabilities
Date
April 17–18, 2019

Meeting Summary

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Inspire Democracy – Toolkit 3: Registering and Voting in a Federal Election

Event:
Advisory Group for Disability Issues (AGDI) meeting
Objective:
  • To inform Advisory Committee members of the roadmaps that make up Inspire Democracy's Toolkit 3
  • To gather feedback from committee members on the usefulness of the roadmaps
Audience:
Members of the advisory committee
Consulted Stakeholder Groups:
Persons with disabilities
Date
April 17–18, 2019

Meeting Summary

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Third Party Regime

Event:
Advisory Committee for Political Parties (ACPP) meeting
Objective:
  • To present the definition of "third party" in the Canada Elections Act (Bill C-76)
  • To solicit members' views on possible third-party interaction scenarios so that Elections Canada can develop best practices in keeping with Bill C-76
Audience:
Members of the advisory committee
Consulted Stakeholder Groups:
Political parties
Date
June 13, 2019

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General Election Post-mortem: Nomination Process and e-Nomination

Event:
Advisory Committee for Political Parties (ACPP) meeting
Objective:
  • To obtain feedback from ACPP members about their party's experiences with the nomination and e-nomination process during the general election
Audience:
Members of the advisory committee
Consulted Stakeholder Groups:
Political parties
Date
December 2, 2019

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General Election Post-mortem: Political Entities Service Centre Online Portal

Event:
Advisory Committee for Political Parties (ACPP) meeting
Objective:
  • To obtain feedback from ACPP members about party experiences with the Political Entities Service Centre during the general election
Audience:
Members of the advisory committee
Consulted Stakeholder Groups:
Political parties
Date
December 2, 2019

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General Election Post-mortem: Training and Guidance to Political Entities

Event:
Advisory Committee for Political Parties (ACPP) meeting
Objective:
  • To obtain feedback from ACPP members about party satisfaction with products and materials developed for political entities (e.g. political financing manuals, OGIs, Inspire Democracy toolkit on running in an election, etc.) leading up to the general election
Audience:
Members of the advisory committee
Consulted Stakeholder Groups:
Political parties
Date
December 2, 2019

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General Election Post-mortem: Support Received from ROs and Political Entities Support Network

Event:
Advisory Committee for Political Parties (ACPP) meeting
Objective:
  • To obtain feedback from ACPP members about party satisfaction with support received from Elections Canada, including from the returning officers and the Political Entities Support Network
Audience:
Members of the advisory committee
Consulted Stakeholder Groups:
Political parties
Date
December 2, 2019

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General Election Post-mortem: Accessibility

Event:
Advisory Committee for Political Parties (ACPP) meeting
Objective:
  • To obtain feedback from ACPP members about the usefulness of products developed by Elections Canada to support parties in making campaigns more accessible
Audience:
Members of the advisory committee
Consulted Stakeholder Groups:
Political parties
Date
December 2, 2019

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General Election Post-mortem: Recruitment

Event:
Advisory Committee for Political Parties (ACPP) meeting
Objective:
  • To obtain feedback from ACPP members about the role of parties in the process to recruit poll workers during the general election
Audience:
Members of the advisory committee
Consulted Stakeholder Groups:
Political parties
Date
December 2, 2019

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General Election Post-mortem: Standard Voting Service

Event:
Advisory Committee for Political Parties (ACPP) meeting
Objective:
  • To obtain feedback from ACPP members about their parties' experience during advance polling days and on election day
Audience:
Members of the advisory committee
Consulted Stakeholder Groups:
Political parties
Date
December 2, 2019

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General Election Post-mortem: Voting by Special Ballot

Event:
Advisory Committee for Political Parties (ACPP) meeting
Objective:
  • To obtain feedback from ACPP members about party experiences with voting by special ballot at Elections Canada offices, post-secondary campuses, and other service points
Audience:
Members of the advisory committee
Consulted Stakeholder Groups:
Political parties
Date
December 2, 2019

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Voting on Campus

Event:
Meeting with Colleges and Institutes Canada
Objective:
  • To provide an update on the progress of the program
  • To solicit students' opinions on the planning of the program and how to best follow up with schools
Audience:
Students and post-secondary institutions
Consulted Stakeholder Groups:
Students
Date
June 26, 2019

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100th Anniversary Logo Design

Event:
Online consultation
Objective:
  • To consult new electors in order to choose the logo design for Elections Canada's 100th anniversary
Audience:
New electors and other stakeholders such as the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations, Institut du Nouveau Monde, City for All Women Initiative, Apathy is Boring, and Citoyenneté Jeunesse
Consulted Stakeholder Groups:
New electors
Date
November 8, 2019

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Improving Election Services and Elections Canada Communications Products

Event:
Advanced Business Match Prairies
Objective:
  • To meet with Saskatchewan First Nations and Métis representatives to discuss how best to offer election services in their communities
  • To learn what communications products would be most useful in reducing barriers to registering, voting, and working at an election
Audience:
First Nations and Métis community leaders in Saskatchewan
Consulted Stakeholder Groups:
Indigenous electors
Date
February 26, 2019

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Event:
Advanced Business Match West
Objective:
  • To meet with British Columbia First Nations representatives to discuss how best to offer election services in their communities
  • To learn what communications products would be most useful in reducing barriers to registering, voting, and working at an election
Audience:
First Nations community leaders in British Columbia
Consulted Stakeholder Groups:
Indigenous electors
Date
May 14, 2019

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Event:
Advanced Business Match Northern Ontario
Objective:
  • To meet with Ontario First Nations representatives to discuss how best to offer election services in their communities
  • To connect them with their local returning officers
  • To learn what communications products would be most useful in reducing barriers to registering, voting, and working at an election
Audience:
First Nations community leaders in northern Ontario
Consulted Stakeholder Groups:
Indigenous electors
Date
June 11, 2019

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Event:
Advanced Business Match East
Objective:
  • To meet with Ontario First Nations representatives to discuss how best to offer election services in their communities
  • To connect them with their local returning officer
  • To learn what communications products would be most useful in reducing barriers to registering, voting, and working at an election
Audience:
First Nations community leaders in Ontario (particularly southern Ontario)
Consulted Stakeholder Groups:
Indigenous electors
Date
August 27, 2019

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Event:
Advanced Business Match Lower Mainland
Objective:
  • To meet with British Columbia First Nations representatives to discuss how best to offer election services in their communities
  • To connect them with their local returning officer
  • To learn what communications products would be most useful in reducing barriers to registering, voting, and working at an election
Audience:
First Nations community leaders in British Columbia (particularly in the southern mainland and Vancouver Island)
Consulted Stakeholder Groups:
Indigenous electors
Date
November 19, 2019

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Event:
Meeting with EMBERS/Eastside Works
Objective:
  • To meet with representatives of EMBERS/Eastside Works to learn about the challenges their constituents (homeless electors in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside) faced in accessing election information and services during the general election
Audience:
Intervenors with homeless electors in Vancouver
Consulted Stakeholder Groups:
Homeless electors
Date
November 21, 2019

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