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Contact your legislator
Advocacy works! The politicians who represent you are interested in your concerns. A single letter, phone call or email can truly influence an elected official to support laws that promote health and well-being for all of us.
Tips for contacting your legislator
When writing your letter or email, or making a phone call, consider these tips to make your effort as effective as possible:
- Keep your message brief and be clear about what you want your elected official to do.
- Write or speak from the heart – it’s important for politicians to know that your vote depends on this issue.
- Follow up later as a reminder that this issue is important to you.
- You can also ask for an appointment to see your MP or local elected representative in person.
- It’s also effective if you call your MP’s office to express your concerns.
Contacting the federal government
If you’re not sure who your member of Parliament (MP) is, you can find out by entering your postal code on this web page.
If you write to your MP at their parliamentary address, no postage is required. Do this by addressing your letter to:
[Name of MP]
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6
Postage is required if you write to your MP at their local constituency office.
Contacting your provincial or territorial government
Visit takeaction.cancer.ca to email your MLA about current public policy initiatives.
Facing the financial burden of cancer
The Canadian Cancer Society provides helpful information about government income programs, financial resources and other resources available to families struggling to make sense of the personal financial burden they face.