The 2022 Provincial Election was called on May 4, and Election Day is Thursday, June 2.
We will update this post regularly with our materials, event recordings, links to the weekly round-ups, and more.
Videos to watch:
Prior to the election being called, ISAC hosted an Income Security Forum, which all four of the major political parties were invited to attend. You can watch the recording here. A transcript of the event is forthcoming.
Materials to use:
Our Provincial Election 2022 Participation Guide includes information on:
- What types of decisions the province is responsible for when it comes to income security issues
- How to vote
- How to talk to local candidates and get your concerns front and centre
To help inform you and to help guide questions to your local candidates, we have also designed issue guides on:
- Ending Poverty (English PDF, French PDF)
- Digital Access (English PDF, French PDF)
- The Modernization of Social Assistance (English PDF, French PDF)
- Worker’s Wages and Benefits (English PDF, French PDF)
- Precarious Worker Issues (English PDF, French PDF)
- Legal Aid (English PDF, French PDF)
Check out our full 10-page guide at the links below!
Full Participation Guide – Word format in English // Format Word en français
Full Participation Guide – PDF format in English // Format PDF en français
Are you excited to talk to your local candidates, but don’t have much experience? We’ve made a tipsheet for meeting with candidates. You can access it by clicking here for the English Word doc et ici pour le version francais (Rencontre avec les candidats aux élections provinciales).
Links to check out:
ISAC’s Income Security Questionnaire – Answered!
We sent all four major parties 10 questions on today’s pressing income security issues. All responses received were copied exactly as received (party logos and colours were removed). Check out this post to read the questions & the answers.
Weekly Election Round-Ups
Every Friday during the election, we will be posting a round-up of select info and articles featuring our work and the work of our clinic colleagues and community allies to help inform you about the issues at stake & what happened that week.
May 9 – May 13: Talk of minimum wage increases and the modernization of social assistance is in the media, the first leaders’ debate takes place in the north, and ISAC’s participation guides are released en français. Click here to check out our May 9 – May 13 round-up.
May 16 – May 20: The second and final leaders’ debate takes place, advocacy organizations release materials and information on issues such as gender-based violence and housing, and local town halls and all-candidates meetings start popping up virtually and across the province. Click here to check out our May 16 – May 20 round-up.
May 23 – May 27: The final full week of the campaign saw more all-candidate town halls and more educational materials being released by advocates and legal clinics including ISAC, BLAC, and SALCO. Click here to check out our May 23 – May 27 round-up.
May 30 – June 1: A timely report by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives tracking women’s economic recovery amid the pandemic was released, and injured workers & allies rallied in downtown Toronto on Injured Workers Day. Legal clinics continued to share educational materials ahead of the big day. Click here to check out our May 30 – June 1 round-up — the last one for this election cycle!