The Federal Election will take place October 21, 2019. This page brings together a variety of resources and other tools to help you make your decision in election 2019.
• Party Platform Guide: a primer comparing the major parties' platforms to recent CASW priority positions. Please note this document will be updated as more information is released.
• Position Papers: read through existing CASW statements and recommendations on a variety of topics important to the social work profession
• Statements and News: get a better sense of all CASW's work and priorities leading up to election 2019
CASW COALITION RESOURCES AND TOOLKITS:
Canadian Coalition for Public Health in the 21st Century (CCPH21): a national network of 24 non-profit organizations, professional associations, health charities and research organizations that share the common goal to improve and sustain the health of Canadians. CCPH21 has developed, in consultation with CASW, a series of primers on different issues, including a helpful guide of questions to ask your candidates:
Campaign 2000: is a cross-Canada public education movement to build Canadian awareness and support for the 1989 all-party House of Commons resolution to end child poverty in Canada by the year 2000. In the lead up to the federal election, Campaign 2000 has mapped the prevalence of child poverty by federal riding from coast to coast to coast.
Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH): is a non-profit organization comprised of health care providers as well as organizations which represent individuals with lived experience of mental illness with the mandate of advocacy and stigma reduction at the federal level. Pre election primer documents are coming soon.
Quality End of Life Care Coalition of Canada (QELCCC): is a national coalition of stakeholders devoted to advancing palliative care treatment and access in Canada. QELCCC sent letters to each political party asking questions related to our advocacy, and have so far received the following responses:
CASW reached out to the four major political parties to participate in national webinars, providing each party the opportunity to present their positions on some of the social and economic issues of most concern to our profession.
Watch: Green Party of Canada Webinar
Register for: Liberal Party of Canada Webinar – October 8 at 12pm EST
Register for: New Democratic Party of Canada Webinar – October 3rd at 1 pm EST
*This webinar will also be recorded and be available on demand
- Conservative Party of Canada – has not responded to CASW’s request
an interactive tool developed by political scientists for exploring how your views align with those of the parties
Are you registered to vote?
Check whether you are registered to vote and register if you aren't already, or update your address using the Elections Canada Voter Registration Service.
ACCESS THE PARTY WEBSITES: