Have you ever been faced with injustice, but have felt powerless to do anything about it? When it comes to changing something in the political sphere, we may do nothing because we think that politicians are too busy, that our issue may not be important compared to other issues, or that we aren’t knowledgeable enough to speak out.
This toolkit is designed to show you that you have the power to influence the legislative process. It is a matter of knowing where the access points are, whom to contact, and what to say. This toolkit provides useful information on different methods of advocacy, when to use each, and how to get your voice heard most effectively.
We hope that this resource will be helpful to you in exercising your privilege to be an active and engaged Canadian citizen!*
*While we refer mostly to advocacy at the federal level in this toolkit, the principles and suggestions found inside can be applied to any level of government.