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Federal Election Day is Monday, September 20!

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 Federal Election Events:

These events are open to community, all levels of political knowledge, and a great opportunity for new Nova Scotians to learn about Canadian politics with their community. 

Friday, September 3, 1:30-3:00pm

(please register)

Government 101

Come learn about Canadian Government with your community.

September 7 & 10, 1:30-3:00pm

(please register)

Community Conversations

Join the conversation about COVID-19, Government, and Elections. 

Tuesday, September 14, 1:30-3:00

(please register)

All- Candidates Event

Join us for a chance to meet the candidates running in the federal election. 

Friday, September 17, 1:30-3:00pm

(please register)

Elections Game Show

Join us for an afternoon of laughs, trivia and prizes!

Monday, September 20, 1:00-3:00pm

(please register)

Voting Party

We spoke up, we showed up, and now it’s time to celebrate. Join us under the tent for an afternoon post- voting party! 

A big thank you to East Coast Credit Union for its support of our Community Action Office, which organizes Speak Up! Show Up!

For more information
Please contact Amanda-Lynn

Media inquiries

Please contact Anne-Marie McElrone

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.

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. 

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