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#VoteArts2019 Election Toolkit

Are you ready for the Election? We’ve got you covered.

The Coalition is lucky to have a broad network of artists, organizations, and supporters that continue to advocate for a resilient arts and culture sector in Canada. Your voice is vital during the 2019 election and that’s why we’ve put together a handy toolkit to assist you from now until October, and beyond!

Ready to vote on October 21? Check out our How to Vote Page for links to Elections Canada on how to register and vote.

Voting is the first step and there’s much more that we can do together. You can use the following documents to help spread the word via social media, to your networks, and to political candidates:

Talking with Candidates

We have put together four questions to ask your local candidates at the door, on the phone, or in a town hall meeting:

  • 82% of Canadians believe engagement with the arts leads to good health and well-being. (For example, last weekend I went to an amazing Culture Days workshop in this riding.) How do you engage with the arts in this riding?
  • 94% of Canadians believe that arts and culture make a community a better place to live. (For example, I love going to our local theatre.) Arts experiences in this community are funded federally primarily by the Canada Council for the Arts.  Will your party ensure funding to the Canada Council?
  • Canadian artists are in demand internationally. (For example, my favourite Canadian film is …) How will your party protect Canadian content-creators’ work?
  • 95% of Canadians believe that arts experiences are a valuable way of bringing together people from different languages and cultural traditions. What will your party do to ensure multiple arts experiences are available to Canadians?

Social Media

Use the hashtag #VoteArts2019, alongside #canpoli to join the discussion.

Download our #VoteArts2019 cover photo, button and profile photo frame to share the message.

We are 726,600 artists and cultural workers! #VoteArts2019
We are 726,600 artists and cultural workers! #VoteArts2019

Leaders Debates and other events

An all leaders’ debate is an essential event for voters. Why not gather your friends and colleagues to watch a debate together?

Information about the English Language debate October 7, and French Language debate October 10 is available here.

Parties’ Positions on Arts and Culture

Questions and answers, links to platforms: everything you need to know before you meet with a candidate and before you show up at the polling station.

Arts Facts

Want more information on how arts and culture contributes to Canadian society? Look no further. Download these statistics.