Vote for your Future (2018) is a campaign to encourage FOCA’s members across Ontario to get involved in the Municipal election process.
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 voterlookup.ca (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:
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.
About “Vote for Your Future”
Vote for your Future (2018) is a collaboration between FOCA and Ryerson’s Democratic Engagement Exchange.