Vote for your Future – 2018 Municipal Elections

Vote for your Future (2018) is a campaign to encourage FOCA’s members across Ontario to get involved in the Municipal election process.

Waterfront property owners and residents have a right to vote in municipal elections. FOCA is here to help you spread the word and make it easy.

Throughout 2018, FOCA will be providing our member associations with tools and tips about raising their local level of engagement, a higher level of understanding of local issues, and a better feel for where their local candidates stand on their most pressing issues.

Vote for Your Future aims to inspire citizens and contribute to a wider conversation throughout 2018 about public engagement and community planning. Let’s improve our municipalities’ ability to address the complex challenges and amazing opportunities of the 21st century! For more information about the upcoming Municipal Election and what our municipal level of government does, see “Related Posts” below.

What can you do?

Your Roles in 2018:
1. Ensure you are on the voter’s list! Visit (March onward)
2. Get on FOCA’s Elert list for cottage country updates on election issues.
3. Host a local candidates’ event prior to the election. Ask your questions!
4. Vote in your Municipal Election (October 2018)

Tools and Resources:

  • Download FOCA’s “Vote for your Future” fact sheet (PDF, 2 pages), with an overview about the initiative. (March onward)
  • Contact FOCA for our “Vote for your Future” Kit, with the resources you need to engage your local community in the upcoming Municipal elections and demonstrate how to vote. (April onward)
  • Or, co-host a “Vote for your Future” booth with FOCA at an event in your local  community.  Contact FOCA to get involved in an event in your community: or 705-749-3622


March 6, 2018 – Candidates have less time to file for municipal election bid (Kingston Whig-Standard)

March 3, 2018 – Launch of Vote for your Future (2018)! FOCA members practiced voting, and helped to define municipal priorities and “Why to Vote” at the FOCA AGM & Spring Seminar in Toronto, with the assistance of John Beebe, Senior Advisor on Democratic Engagement, Faculty of Arts, Ryerson University.

image: composite of Vote for Your Future activities at FOCA AGM and Spring Seminar, March 2018

About “Vote for Your Future”

Vote for your Future (2018) is a collaboration between FOCA and Ryerson’s Democratic Engagement Exchange.

Terry ReesVote for your Future – 2018 Municipal Elections