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2021 Federal Election – Priorities for Older Adults

September 20, 2021, will be the day Canadians go to the polls in the next federal election. For many older adults, voting is a way to show support for what matters to them. In fact, voters aged 65 to 74 are more likely to vote than other age groups with a 79% turnout rate in the 2019 federal election.

3 things you can do during the 2021 Federal Election

1. Download the COA 2021 Federal Election: Priorities for Older Adults.

2. Attend a Virtual Information Session with Candidates. These virtual events are being hosted by The Council on Aging of Ottawa, the National Association of Federal Retirees Ottawa Branch, and the Ottawa Chapter of the Canadian Association of Retired Persons (CARP) with registered candidates who are participating in the upcoming federal election.

Each session will last 60 minutes and be held via Zoom. Local candidates will have five minutes each to speak in their language of choice on these topics:

  • National Seniors’ Strategy with dedicated funding and accountability goals
  • Enforced principles and national standards for long-term care 
  • Adequate funding for home care to improve health outcomes and reduce costs

To register for the session, click on your electoral district name below. 

Thursday, Sept. 9 

Kanata–Carleton  at 10AM
Nepean at 1PM

Monday, Sept. 13

Carleton at 10AM
Ottawa West–Nepean  at 1PM

Tuesday, Sept 14

Orléans at 10AM
Ottawa–Vanierat 1PM

Wednesday, September 15

Ottawa Centre at 10AM
Ottawa South at 1PM

Not sure about your electoral district? Click here to learn more.

3. Vote! Your voice matters. For more information:

Ways to vote

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