Canada currently has a minority federal government. As a result, there could be a federal election called at any time. We are partnering with Elections Canada to ensure those living with the effects of brain injury have access to education and information to make the electoral process more accessible. We will be posting information in this section of the website to ensure it is available when an election is called.
Canada is a democracy, which means that Canadian citizens vote for people they want to represent them at different levels of government. These representatives are responsible for making decisions about budgets, services, and how their respective areas are run. It is our job as citizens to vote for the candidates we think will do the best job for us. It is also our responsibility to help educate these candidates about issues that we face.
Over 1.5 million Canadians experience brain injury. This does not include those with concussion, military & veteran injuries, or caregivers who are affected by brain injury. One of the best and most effective ways to increase support for brain injury is to vote. Vote for the candidates that most represent your beliefs and needs.
Having a candidate in office that understands the obstacles people with brain injury face is a step forward. In order to have candidates that understand brain injury, we need to work together to educate them. This can be done through writing letters, participating in town hall events, and running awareness/education campaigns (that’s where organizations like Brain Injury Canada come in).
This section of our website is full of information on how Canada’s voting process works, how to participate in campaign-related events, and more.