To coincide with the 42nd Canadian general election, Reconciliation Canada is excited to announce our Election 2015 Resource Page! This page aims to raise awareness of reconciliation topics in the upcoming election and includes information on how to make sure your voice is heard on election day.

We have reached a pivotal moment in our shared history. More Canadians than ever before are beginning to understand the current realities of the Indian Residential School legacy. Reconciliation moving forward at this critical time requires all peoples, parties, candidates and communities to participate in the conversation. Our goal is to provide resources to help individuals make informed decisions and contribute to the important conversations on our collective future.

Reconciliation Canada – A New Way Forward Society is a non-partisan, not for profit organization. We encourage all peoples to participate in the upcoming general election.


On August 27, Reconciliation Canada reached out to the leaders of Canada’s five major parties with questions on how their party will move forward with reconciliation. We hope that by asking these important questions during the election campaign, we can maintain the national dialogue on reconciliation, promote leadership and action moving forward, and help individuals make informed decisions during the 2015 Canadian federal election.

LetterIMG

Click here to view the letter and questions. We encourage you to share this letter with your local candidates to find out how they will move forward with reconciliation in your community.

 

Party Responses to Reconciliation Questions

We will post all responses to our letter and questions in the order they are received.

 


Party Platforms, Pledges and Guides for Indigenous Communities and Peoples

APTN – What the four federal parties have promised Indigenous voters so far

CBC – An indigenous guide to the 2015 federal election


Voter Information

Assembly of First Nations – Federal Election and Voter Information

Includes information and tools, including a Federal Election Fact Sheet, for those wanting to participate in the upcoming election.

 

Elections Canada – My Voters Guide

Answers questions about the federal voting process and lets you know what to expect when you go to vote. Available in ethnocultural and Indigenous Languages.

 

Elections Canada – Voter Registration

Not sure if you’re registered to vote? Find out here.

 

Elections Canada – Voter Information Service

Find your electoral district (riding) by postal code, candidate name, maps, place name, or see all electoral districts in a list.

 

Elections Canada – Vote in 6 Steps

Information on what to expect when you vote.

 

Vote Compass

An educational tool developed by political scientists designed to help you explore how you fit in Canada’s political landscape.

 


Social media

To follow all the conversations on the 2015 federal election and to add your voice to the discussion, use #elxn42 on social media platforms. To keep up to date with Reconciliation Canada in Election 2015, follow us on Twitter (@Rec_Can) and like us on Facebook (facebook.com/ReconciliationCanada).