MEET WITH INDIVIDUAL CANDIDATES

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.
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