Elections Canada Tele Town Hall Held June 6th 2019 A Success

Image. Elections Canada logo. To the left a white maple leaf overlays a large black letter X. To the right a thick burgundy bar with an arrow points to the black X and white maple leaf. Underneath both is the text 'Elections Canada'.

On June 6, 2019 Sterling Creations in collaboration with the Canadian Council of the Blind and Elections Canada hosted and ran a country wide tele town hall.

The objective of this tele town hall was to have given participants an opportunity to provide feedback to Elections Canada with regard to their concerns, suggestions, and comments in time for the upcoming Federal Elections which will be held on October 21 2019. And to give Elections Canada an opportunity to share with participants changes that they have implemented to improve accessibility to the upcoming Federal Elections. To polling stations, to their website, and tools to improve access to voting.

This tele town hall lasted for about 2 hours and 15 minutes and could only be described as having been lively and successful. Susan Torosian represented Elections Canada and she fielded questions from across the country including from a group of participants who were live at the offices of the Canadian Council of the Blind in Ottawa.

Donna Jodhan, president and founder of Barrier free Canada – Canada sans Barrières was the moderator and Albert Ruel of the Canadian Council of the Blind provided technical support.

Kim Kilpatrick and Shelly Morris hosted participants at the Ottawa offices of the Canadian Council of the Blind.

Image. Photo A from Elections Canada Tele Town Hall Event Held June 6th 2019. Several people sit around a large wooden conference table with a large triangular tele-conference phone in the center of the table.

Image. Photo B from Elections Canada Tele Town Hall Event Held June 6th 2019. Several people sit around a large wooden conference table with a large triangular tele-conference phone in the center of the table.

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