We all know the importance of getting more people engaged in elections, politics, and civic life, but it can be challenging to know how to do so effectively.
The most effective ways to get someone to get engaged involve those of us who are already engaged taking the time to reach out, invite them, and support their inclusion.
For those willing to take the time to engage with those who usually don’t, there’s something in it for you too: you might find new volunteers for your program or initiative, people who are willing to offer you support for your campaign or agenda, and that warm fuzzy feeling you get when you reach out to someone you don’t know. And, of course, more passionate, informed citizens in your community.
In this workshop, we will:
– share effective strategies for reaching out to people in our communities less likely to participate in elections and civic life
– hear from local leaders with experience reaching out to disengaged voters and citizens
– offer participants a chance to learn from one another’s experience in this area
Presenters and Speakers:
- Jalana Lewis, Social Justice Lawyer, Campaign Manager for Coun. Lindell Smith (2016)
- Steve Estey, Nova Scotia League for Equal Opportunity
- Jenna Brookfield, Health and Safety Activist
- John Beebe, Democratic Engagement Exchange, Ryerson University
- David Leblanc and Jane Morrison, Elections Canada
The venue for this event is wheelchair accessible. Real-time captioning (CART) will be available for the duration of the event.
Participation is free, but we ask that you register in advance as space is limited.
For more information, contact Mark Coffin: firstname.lastname@example.org | 902.989.3668
This workshop is presented by Springtide in partnership with Elections Canada.
The Location of the event has changed to the Maritime Hall at the Halifax Forum. The civic address is 2901 Windsor Street, but participants should enter via the doors facing Almon Street between the Bingo Hall and the Forum.