What others are saying

The Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario

ACTO have compiled a 2015 Election Report Card, based on responses received from three of the four major federal parties about what they will do about housing if elected. 

Association of Municipalities Ontario

AMO has launched its 2015 Federal Election web page, which includes a chart with the parties’ commitments to three key municipal priorities:  infrastructure funding, public housing, and transit.

Federation of Canadian Municipalities

FCM has created a Policy Tracker to compare and contrast party plans in the following areas: jobs and economy, liveable hometowns, environmental sustainability, global municipal connections, and public safety.

Hamilton Roundtable on Poverty Reduction

Their Vote to End Poverty campaign includes information and advocacy priorities.

The Homeless Hub

The Canadian Observatory on Homelessness released its Housing and Homelessness Election Guide, providing recommendations on ending homelessness, and party platform summaries and analysis on issues related to housing and homelessness.

Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association

ONPHA’s leading a grassroots campaign to tell incumbents and candidates that affordable housing is a priority for Ontario - and key to its long-term success. ONPHA has developed a number of tools and resources to engage with the campaign and make affordable housing a reality. 

Poverty Free Ontario

The coalition of poverty groups draws attention to the need for meaningful employment to be a viable path out of poverty. Their infographic highlights statistics around Ontario's working poor.

Rural Ontario Institute

ROI asked their subscribers and followers to complete an online survey of rural proirities so they could ask questions of the federal political parties. Their top ten areas of focus were identified and questions for parties were drafted using these priorities. Any party responses received will be posted on their website.

Social Planning Toronto

Social Planning Toronto has produced its federal election fact sheet series – a collection of 14 fact sheets on important federal issues. The fact sheets are short and sweet, providing information and analysis on key topics, questions for candidates and additional resources.

Social Planning Council of Kitchener-Waterloo

The Social Planning Council of Kitchener-Waterloo has developed a chart that outlines the orders of government and what they are responsible for, in addition to outlining changes to the Elections Act.

The Wellesley Institute

The Wellesley Institute and Upstream are taking a closer look at the health impacts of the federal parties' policies and platforms, in areas like access to housing and jobs and income.