Current Advocacy Campaigns
A number of letters were submitted to the Ontario government in 2020:
- November 30 – Conservation Authorities Act
- November 19 – Review of the Child Care & Early Years Act
- November 5 – Human Trafficking
- October 1 – Payday Loans
- April 9 – Thank-You to First Line Essential Health Workers
- April 6 – Support for University Students
To view Letters and Briefs from previous years select the appropriate year from the Select Category drop-down list on the right-hand side of the page.
To view Budget Briefs from previous years select Budget Briefs from the Select Category drop-down list on the right-hand side of the page.
Letter-Writing Campaign for Clubs
Letter writing is a forceful form of advocacy. Those written in your own words are powerful and effective. For politicians, they are a guide to local public opinion, and for advocates, they are a simple way to start that conversation, to tell their story, to seek answers. Letters can be that first step in advocacy action
A recent survey of Ontario Council clubs concerning public policy issues identified the following top five:
1. Health: Long Term care, Public Health cuts, Home Care
2. Climate Change
3. Poverty and Affordable Housing
4. Education and schools: Increased class size, Funding, Mental Health support
5. Women’s Rights: Pay Equity, Child Care.
Ontario Council has created a letter-writing package for clubs to use: Backgrounders with talking points and CFUW policy on many of the top five issues; hints about effective letter-writing; Letter-Writing-a Lost Art created by Cheryl Ambrose; CFUW Advocacy Guidelines