Election Day is August 17, 2021!

Speak Up! Show Up! is a resident-led campaign organized at The North Grove to increase voter engagement. Join our Community Action Office to learn about the election process, who your candidates are, and to discuss election issues that are important to you!

Speak Up! Show Up! 2021 Provincial Election Events:

Friday, July 23, 10:00-11:30pm

(drop-in)

Are you registered to vote?

We can help you register to vote, or complete a request for a mail in ballot.

Friday, July 30, 10:00-11:30pm

(drop-in)

What Dartmouth North cares about!

Join us as we chat about what we in Dartmouth North care about, and our vision for our Future.

Tuesday, August 3, 1:30-3:00

(please register)

Button Making 

 Join us for Speak Up! Show Up! Button making. Come and get pinned!

Friday, August 6, 1:30-3:00pm

(please register)

Sign Making

Come make a sign to encourage our community to get out and vote!

Tuesday, August 10, 1:30-3:00pm

(please register)

Catch up with Coffee!

Join us for coffee and a game of Nova Scotia elections jeopardy!

Friday, August 13, 1:30-3:00
(please register)

All Candidates Event!

This is your chance to meet the Dartmouth North candidates and ask questions.

Tuesday, August 17th 1:30-3:00 (drop-in)

Election Day!

Get out and vote! Then join us in the afternoon to celebrate voting as a community. More TBA!

For more information
Please contact Amanda-Lynn anickerson@thenorthgrove.ca

Media inquiries

Please contact Anne-Marie McElrone amcelrone@thenorthgrove.ca

Our History

The first Speak Up! Show Up! campaign was held in 2016 during the municipal by-election in Dartmouth North.

 

The North Grove’s Community Action Team created weekly events, including a Voter Pop Up, All Candidates Meeting and Voting Parade that attracted widespread community interest and media attention.

 

Voter turnout more than tripled - from 2.7% to 7.45% - after the first Speak Up! Show Up! campaign and similar events have been held for every election, at all government levels, ever since.

Speak Up, Show Up! Meet the Candidates 2015
Speak Up, Show Up! Meet the Candidates 2015

Speak Up, Show Up! Meet the Candidates 2015
Speak Up, Show Up! Meet the Candidates 2015

Speak Up, Show Up! Meet the Candidates 2015
Speak Up, Show Up! Meet the Candidates 2015

Speak Up, Show Up! Meet the Candidates 2015
Speak Up, Show Up! Meet the Candidates 2015

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Sharing the story


We’ve worked with many partners on our voter engagement model and have shared the results at numerous events including:

  • The Food Banks Canada conference and the Community Food Centres Canada national summit 

  • This year we’re presenting our campaign strategies at the Canadian Vote Summit hosted by the Democratic Engagement Exchange at Ryerson University   

  • We’ve partnered with  organizations such as Food Secure Canada, Feed Nova Scotia, Halifax Public Libraries and Renters Education.