Meeting with individual candidates is an opportunity to let the candidates know who you are and how they can best support children and youth and their families.
- Call the candidate’s campaign manager, or your MLA’s constituency office if the nominated candidate is currently a government member.
- Introduce your group or organization and ask for a brief meeting to outline your issues and hear their positions.
- Have a pre-meeting with your team to decide the issues you want to bring forward, what questions to ask, etc. You can use the 4 keys and the questions in this toolkit as a guide.
- Offer background information on the work of your group or organization and the other community resources needed to support children and youth and their families.
- Keep notes, leave information and be non-partisan in your approach.
- Try not to leave without some form of commitment to our issues. As we prepare to work with a new government and new MLAs, it will be very helpful to have some foundation of support upon which to build a post-election strategy.
- Send a brief thank you letter to the candidate with your appreciation for any agreements reached during the meeting.