In the 2015 Federal Election, Canadians with an intellectual disability and their families are calling for Access, Opportunity & Inclusion.
On Oct 19th, voters will be going to the polls to choose our next government. Among them are 750,000 Canadians with an intellectual disability and their millions more family members. Here in New Brunswick 22,000 people have an intellectual disability.
The Canadian Association for Community Living has issued a Five Point Plan, outlining key areas that are important to individuals and families throughout Canada. You can find the plan at http://inclusionmatters.ca/. Here is how you can help ensure your voices are heard:
Share the Inclusions Matters Five-Point Plan
• Print the Five-Point Plan (visit http://inclusionmatters.ca/)
• Share this plan with candidates in your riding who may be canvassing in your neighborhood
• Spread the word about the Five-Point Plan with family members, supporters and friends
Check out the Elections Canada Voting Resources
• View My Voter’s Guide for a primer on voting in federal elections as well as information about accessible voting.
• Make sure you’re registered to vote. Go to elections.ca to check, update or complete your voter registration. See the list of accepted voter ID here.
Watch the Getting Ready to Vote video
• English (CC) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9GUO6H6kv4&feature=youtu.be
• American Sign Language https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhTtTzJRvYA&feature=youtu.be
(ASL – English subtitles)