Election 2021: Voters’ Rights & Accommodations for People Living with Disabilities
Wednesday, Sep 15, 2021 | 1:00 pm -
Join REACH Canada for an education session on voters’ rights, elections, and special considerations for people living with disabilities in light of the upcoming Fall 2021 Election. We will be covering the following topics:
– Elections & voters rights for people with disabilities in Canada
– Voting accommodations for people living with disabilities
– Special considerations for elections during COVID-19
– How to find more information and reach out to local candidates
Our speaker will be Jewelles Smith. Jewelles Smith is the Communications and Government Relations Coordinator with the Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD). Ms. Smith is a highly regarded Canadian human rights expert. Ms. Smith has worked extensively on voter engagement for over 15 years, and is a member of the Advisory Group for Disability Issues (AGDI) Committee with Elections Canada. She is a PhD candidate at UBC and focuses on disability rights in her dissertation.
Registration for this event is free, but please consider making a contribution to Reach to support access to justice for people with disabilities.