We’d like to remind members that BC Election advance voting has started. We urge you to vote now or on Oct. 24. The Federation of Community Social Services of BC reminds us in their public statement that we need a strong and sustainable social services sector.
Will your candidate make gender-based violence a priority? Do they support more funding to transition houses and community-based anti-violence workers, especially during COVID-19? Do they address issues with an inclusive, intersectional lens, and cultural humility?
CBC News has compiled a list of all candidates nominated in all ridings. You can request a vote by mail package here (click the grey button at the bottom of the page). Elections BC also has also compiled information about services for at-risk voters and voters with disabilities as well as translated election materials in 17 different languages. You can use this map to find your electoral district (riding or constituency). Please note that the map can take a few seconds to load.
Please find below a variety of online candidate forums and resources:
Oct. 15, 16 – Town Hall Series, University of the Fraser Valley (Also: Check with post-secondary institutions near you for future events)
Oct. 20 – Mental Health Care and Wellness
Oct. 20 – Proud 2 Vote: LGBTQ2SAI+ Townhall (free)
Public Health Association of BC: Making Public Health a Priority
To access videos or transcripts of candidates’ forums already held, try Googling “all candidates meeting” and your area or neighbourhood, and see what comes up. Here are some examples:
- South Vancouver Island all candidates’ forum video recording
- North Vancouver Island all candidates’ forum video recording
- Kootenay/Columbia River all candidates’ forum video
- Abbotsford News transcript of Fraser Valley candidates’ forum
If you’d like to display posters encouraging people to vote, access these ones from the Federation of Community Social Services of BC.