Civic Literacy Campaign
The Provincial Election is scheduled to be held in June, 2018.
Colour of Poverty – Colour of Change (COP-COC) is a community initiative based in the province of Ontario, Canada,
which is made up of individuals and organizations working to build community-based capacity to address the growing
racialization of poverty and the resulting increased levels of social exclusion and marginalization of racialized communities
(both Indigenous Peoples and peoples of colour) across Ontario.
This non-partisan report card is centred on priorities that have the greatest impact on Ontario’s ethno-racially diverse
communities. View the full RACIAL JUSTICE REPORT CARD for Ontario Provincial Elections 2018.
The Toronto Civic Literacy Collaborative is a project funded by Ontario Trillium Foundation to mobilize an extensive network of community based organizations in Toronto. This project engages voters in Toronto in educational activities to raise awareness and promote wider participation in elections and other civic activities over the next two years. It mobilizes an extensive network of over 200 community-based agencies in Toronto, leveraging their existing relationships with hundreds of thousands of Toronto’s aboriginal community members, racialized community members, immigrant community members and youth who are first-time voters. This project also focuses on people living with low-incomes, to deliver community-tailored civic literacy training and resources designed to increase levels of civic engagement, knowledge of government roles, and voter enumeration and participation rates among these target communities.
TCLC is a collaborative project of Social Planning Toronto, Toronto Neighbourhood Centres, Toronto Aboriginal Support Services Council, African Canadian Social Development Council, Chinese Canadian National Council-Toronto Chapter, the Hispanic Development Council, and Council of Agencies Serving South Asians (CASSA). CASSA is mainly focused on South Asian communities to engage them more on Municipal and Federal Elections to increase the voters turn out and grasp a tangible voting outcome within the South Asian Communities.