Are you voting October 19? Voting Matters!!


Advance polls will be open in all ridings

October 09, 10, 11 & 12, from Noon to 8:00pm.

To find the exact address of your Advance Poll, go to and type in your postal code.


Remember: To vote in the Advance Polls, or on Election Day, you must prove your identity and address. Below are your ID options when you are voting in person – at an Elections Canada office, at advance polls or on election day:

There are three options to prove your identity and address

1) Show one of these pieces of ID
• your driver’s licence
• your provincial or territorial ID card
• any other government card with your photo, name and current address


2) Show two pieces of ID
At least one must have your current address
• health card
• Canadian passport
• birth certificate
• certificate of Canadian citizenship
• citizenship card
• social insurance number card
• Indian status card
• band membership card
• Métis card
• card issued by an Inuit local authority
• Canadian Forces identity card
• Veterans Affairs health card
• old age security card
• hospital card
• medical clinic card
• label on a prescription container
• identity bracelet issued by a hospital or long-term care facility
• blood donor card
• CNIB card
• credit card
• debit card
• employee card
• student identity card
• public transportation card
• library card
• liquor identity card
• parolee card
• firearms licence
• licence or card issued for fishing, trapping or hunting
• utility bill (e.g. electricity; water; telecommunications services including telephone, cable or satellite)
• bank statement
• credit union statement
• credit card statement
• personal cheque
• government statement of benefits
• government cheque or cheque stub
• pension plan statement
• residential lease or sub-lease
• mortgage contract or statement
• income tax assessment
• property tax assessment or evaluation
• vehicle ownership
• insurance certificate, policy or statement
• correspondence issued by a school, college or university
• letter from a public curator, public guardian or public trustee
• targeted revision form from Elections Canada to residents of long-term care facilities
• letter of confirmation of residence from a First Nations band or reserve or an Inuit local authority
• letter of confirmation of residence, letter of stay, admission form or statement of benefits from one of the following designated establishments:
– student residence, seniors’ residence, long-term
care facility, shelter, soup kitchen

3) If your ID does not have your current address, take an oath
Show two pieces of ID with your name and have someone who knows you attest to your address. This person must show proof of identity and address, be registered in the same polling division, and attest for only one person.

Honouring Missing & Murdered Aboriginal Women and Girls


At 10:00 a.m October 21st 2005, HPS Aboriginal Advisory Committee Members came together for the planting of a tree, specifically dedicated to the memory of Missing & Murdered Aboriginal Women and Girls Across Canada:

On October 21st, 2015 at 10:00 a.m we will pause to commemorate the tenth(10th), anniversary of the planting of this tree located at Div 3(Honouring Missing & Murdered Aboriginal Women and Girls).

Their will be a roll-call of the names of the “Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women and Girls” where we invite community members full participation.

In ten years this small plant(less than 12″), has grown to 25 feet.

Please plan to attend as we pause to reflect and commemorate this special occasion.

Address: 400 Rymal Road East, Hamilton, Div 3 Station.

No RSVP Required.

Voting Matters! Make sure you are registered!

poster-voting-matters-dog-350Dear friends,

This election is going to be very different from the 2011 election. We’ve got 30 more federal ridings, for one thing, which means that some of us are now living in a different riding than we were living in in 2011, even if we haven’t moved! It means that we might be voting in a different location too.

The first thing you should do is make sure that you’re registered to vote! Elections Canada has a website where you can check to see if you’re registered and where you can register if you aren’t already on the voters’ list.

As you may know, the Conservatives have implemented changes that make it more difficult for people to vote. But don’t just take my word for it, read the Ottawa Citizen’s Michael Pal on the matter.

Stephen Harper and the Conservatives would prefer that people stay home, or get to the polling station to find out that they’re not registered, or that they don’t have the right ID to vote. More than 9.4 million Canadians didn’t vote last time around and the Conservatives won a majority government. We can’t let that happen again!

So check that you’re registered to vote. And check that you have the right ID.

We know that the Conservatives have the money, but we are the many! We just need to get ourselves organized!

Yours, in hope and solidarity,
Daria Ivanochko
Managing Director, National Services Department