2021 Federal Election

The federal election is on September 20th, 2021. To help inform voters and candidates about key poverty-related issues, the Guelph & Wellington Task Force for Poverty Elimination has created resources for the ridings of Guelph, Perth-Wellington, and Wellington-Halton Hills.

Voting has the power to change policies. Many of the issues people living in poverty experience, such as homelessness, food insecurity, and income inequality are caused by public policy. Poverty is rooted in structural and systemic factors, not in personal failings. This election, you can show your support for eliminating poverty by voting for the party you feel will best address poverty issues.

We hope these resources are helpful. Please feel free to download, print and share them.

Candidate Questions & Answers

Content disclaimer: Candidate responses shared in this document are unedited. Please note that they do not necessarily align with the positions and stances of the Poverty Task Force. To learn about how candidate responses may or may not align with our nonpartisan advocacy, see the below fact sheets and explore our website.

 Please note: All candidates identified on the Elections Canada website for these ridings were invited to participate. Candidates who completed the Q & A are represented in the documents.


Links to pdf documents:

Guelph Candidate Q & A
Perth-Wellington Candidate Q & A
Wellington-Halton Hills Candidate Q & A

Fact Sheets

Links to pdf documents of fact sheets:

Homelessness & Housing
Food Insecurity
Health Inequities
Livable Incomes & Decent Work

General Voting Information

Have a question about voting?

Visit the following page on the Elections Canada website: www.elections.ca/content2.aspx?section=faq&lang=e

Wondering who you can vote for?

Candidates in Guelph
Candidates Perth-Wellington
Candidates Wellington-Halton Hills

For voters without a fixed address…

The Poverty Task Force has been working with local agencies and Elections Canada to confirm processes are in place locally for individuals without a fixed address to vote. For more information about voting without a fixed address, visit the Elections Canada website for how to vote information.