Hosting Candidate Meetings

FCA is hosting a Workshop on this topic on Wednesday, March 30, 2022.  Click here for details

FCA has collected these resources to assist Community Associations prepare and conduct public All Candidates Meetings prior to elections.  

  • Judith Shane of Hampton-Iona Community Group has written a guidebook available here.
  • Christine McAllister of the Glebe Community Association has pointers plus sample correspondence and posters from previous meetings available here.

On March 15, 2018 an FCA-FAC workshop was held on “Organizing all candidates meetings”. The presentation for the workshop, prepared by FCA Vice-President Alex Cullen is found here.

In 2019 Ontario Superior Court Justice James Stribopolous said it is unconstitutional to keep smaller party and Independent candidates out of debates on public property. So if your organization is choosing to invite only some candidates, you also need to consider where the event will be held. See story here