Federal Election 2021. Disability-related issues to consider when casting your vote on September 20th

Federal Election 2021

August 26, 2021

UPDATE September 10th:

Inclusion Canada has compiled this infographic comparing the party platforms as they pertain to disability. Please note that the infographic includes all the parties who have disability-related content in their platforms.

Elections Canada has several accessibility supports available to make voting as inclusive as possible. You can find these resources here.

One of the accessibility options is voting by mail. September 14 is the deadline to apply for mail-in ballots. That info is available here.


Inclusion Alberta encourages every Albertan 18 years and older, including those with developmental disabilities, to participate in the federal election and exercise their right to vote on election day, September 20th, 2021. This is an ideal time to impress upon the candidates in your riding the need for them and their parties to consider the interests of children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families. Candidates and their parties are interested in obtaining every vote possible, so do not hesitate to reach out to the candidates in your riding to let them know what federal issues are important to you and your family, and to ask them where they and their party stand on supporting them.

Our national partner organization, Inclusion Canada, has put together a collection of online resources outlining federal election priorities we feel are important for federal parties, candidates and voters alike to consider this election. If you are meeting with a candidate, you may find it helpful to have this printable information sheet on hand with you.

Register to vote by September 14th to ensure the voting process goes smoothly for you on election day.