Lobby Day 2023 – Meet you Member of Parliament with CPAWS-OV
Many civic organizations hold very successful annual ‘lobby days’ where members gather on Parliament Hill to meet with MPs, Senators, and other officials to raise awareness of issues important to the organization.
In mid-November, CPAWS-OV will hold its very first Lobby Day. We hope to meet with all the MPs from across the Ottawa River watershed to solicit their support for critical conservation opportunities in our region, including legislative protection for Gatineau Park and the National Capital Greenbelt.
We can’t do this on our own! We need your help! We need to demonstrate broad support for the measures we are proposing, and we need voices from the MP’s constituency with us to help make the case. Please consider joining us.
You need not be an expert! You will be matched with a member of the CPAWS-OV staff or board familiar with the issues for your meeting with the MP, you will also be provided with a comprehensive briefing package on our ask of the MP and a training session will be provided to answer all your questions.
If you would like to join us, please contact Johanna at firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of your Member of Parliament and/or federal constituency. The date of the actual Lobby Day will be confirmed in the next few weeks, but it is expected to be during the day, mid-week, in mid-November. The meetings will take place on or around Parliament Hill in downtown Ottawa.