Resources for elections
Each election offers voters a fresh opportunity to ensure that our communities are guided by leaders who will provide practical and efficient leadership with the good of all in mind – including the unborn, the elderly, the young, families, and those who are too often forgotten by society – as well as workers, farmers, business owners, and all future generations.
Catholics are called to participate, in accordance with the full measure of talents entrusted to them by God. At a minimum, this means voting wisely after having considered all relevant issues, the positions of each of the candidates and parties, and relevant Church teachings. And many of us are called to even deeper involvement: volunteering at polling stations and parishes to help get out the vote; engaging personally with candidates and party officials; and perhaps even more.
Our resources and archives can help you engage more fully.
Elections archive: our past election materials
Wonder where the parties stand? How they kept their promises? Our archives make a good starting point.
Canada 2021 federal election
Nova Scotia 2021 Election
British Columbia 2020 election
For the 2020 British Columbia provincial election, we worked with the Archdiocese of Vancouver and the B.C. Catholic Newspaper to bring Catholics and others of good will everything they needed to vote conscientiously.
Look here for resources we presented relating to Catholic civics and social teachings, issues relevant to the election, and the positions of the parties, including comparisons of the party platforms to the full range of Catholic Social Teachings.
Saskatchewan 2020 election
Look here for resources we presented relating to Catholic civics and social teachings, issues relevant to the election, and the positions of the parties, including an introduction by Archbishop Donald Bolen of Regina, video interviews with the parties seeking election, and a comparison of all six parties’ platforms to the full range of Catholic Social Teachings.
Canada 2019 federal election
For the 2019 Canadian federal election, we worked with the Archdiocese of Toronto, the Catholic Register Newspaper, the B.C. Catholic Newspaper, and the Diocese of Saskatoon to bring Catholics and others of good will everything they needed to vote conscientiously.
Look here for descriptions of materials we provided and the events we helped organize, including our Catholic Action get-out-the-vote efforts, comparisons of the parties’ platforms to Catholic Social Teachings, and a debate hosted by the Archdiocese of Toronto.