It’s Your Move, Ontario:
Federal Election Call to Action
In the weeks leading up to the federal election of October 21, 2019 , our community – people with SCI, service providers, researchers, policy makers, industry, donors and volunteers – used their voice to make a difference. Through our online form, they communicated with Members of Parliament (MPs) candidates.
Through www.yourmoveontario.ca, we engaged 147 MP candidates across four major parties through email, phone, face-to-face, websites, events, and party fundraisers IN ONTARIO ALONE. What a team effort! During this election, SCIO and Ontario’s SCI community engaged candidates by asking very simple questions in their own words.
Based on community members reporting back to the Advocacy Team at SCIO in a variety of ways, we have summarized the candidates here who made these commitments to members of our community. (If you engaged candidates and did not report back to us, your candidate response will not be reflected in our summary.) Remember, these are not SCIO relationships, they are our community’s. SCIO simply provided the tools to engage easily. Regardless if these candidates are elected, they have voiced commitment to addressing and resolving disability and accessibility issues in your riding. They have made an effort to engage with us. Take advantage and continue your engagement beyond the election.
- Conservatives – 35 Responses
- Green Party – 28 Responses
- Liberals – 64 Responses
- NDP – 20 Responses
Through the work of David Lepofski and the AODA Alliance, learn more in-depth information about the parties’ positions to accessibility. Through the work of Rick Hansen and the Rick Hansen Foundation, view Rick’s engagement with the parties.
As a non-partisan organization, we hope this information is valuable.