Strategically engaging your elected representatives (e.g., MPs, MLAs), especially in coordination with other community members, is one of the most effective ways to create local or national change in Canada.

On this page you will learn how to identify, contact, and engage your MP and/or MLA and how to register your action with TBOF.

Why bother contacting a politician?

Citizen apathy is a recipe for social and economic disaster – as recent years have clearly demonstrated. We all lose when we cynically throw our hands in the air and write off all politicians as “useless” and not worth our time. On the contrary, citizens keeping their elected representatives accountable is critical for any healthy democracy.

Direct Engagement Maintains Accountability

MPs and MLAs are particularly sensitive to direct engagement: emails, letters, phone calls, and meetings.

Your MPs and MLAs serve and are accountable to you and your community. Never be shy or feel intimidated; it is their function to listen to and represent your concerns to Parliament.

Below is information on how to identify and contact your MP or MLA, as well as tips on how to engage them.