Let your member of Parliament know you care!
Part of an MP’s job is to represent their constituency in the House of Commons, where decisions and policies are made. They want to hear what you care about.
Who is your MP?
Find your MP and their contact information:
Find additional information about your MP at www.ourcommons.ca/Parliamentarians/en/members
Write a letter or email
From our own experience, handwritten letters or personal emails are effective ways to communicate with your MP.
Use the template below to send an email right now! Or take some time and write your own letter. It’s always a good idea to follow up with your MP a few weeks later to make sure they have received your letter. They might even write back to you, so make sure to leave a return home or email address.
Letters may be sent postage-free to the Parliamentary address of MPs:
House of Commons, Parliament Buildings
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To: [Enter Your MPs email address. Use the button above to copy and paste it.]
CC: firstname.lastname@example.org; Maryam.Monsef@parl.gc.ca; Bill.Morneau@parl.gc.ca; Catherine.McKenna@parl.gc.ca
Subject Line: I Care about Increasing Canadian Aid
Dear [name of your Member of Parliament],
I am pleased that Canada has been a generous supporter of international food security and has committed to empowering women, including small-scale farmers. Our country’s dedication to reducing hunger and malnutrition has been important to contributing to the achievement of 2 billion people being freed from a likely state of hunger over the last 25 years.
That’s commendable, but more should be done.
Canada only contributes 0.26% of its Gross National Income (GNI) to helping the world’s poorest citizens— below what similar countries give (0.52%) and well below the accepted global target of 0.7% of GNI. Given the huge needs in the world today—drought and conflict in West & East Africa and Yemen, the Syrian and Rohingya refugee crises, and many other challenges, Canada, as a rich country, should be doing more to help those who are most in need.
One way Canada could make a significant contribution is through aid for small-scale farmers, which represent 70% of the world’s hungry people. Increasing aid for agriculture will lead to women’s empowerment, increased resilience to climate change, and a more peaceful and prosperous world.
Add text about why you care to make it personalized
I request that Canada increase its commitment to international assistance, so that more people can enjoy full, peaceful and productive lives.
Please convey this important message to the Prime Minister’s Office, to the Minister of International Development, and to your caucus colleagues.
[Insert your Name]
[Insert your return home or email address]
[Insert your postal code]
Click here to send the email.
Hold a letter writing event
To make an even greater impact, you can gather your friends or family for a letter writing event. Foodgrains Bank staff are happy to support you. Click here for more information.
Meet with your MP
Ensure your MP gets the message that you care about ending global hunger and poverty by arranging a meeting with them. It’s easier than you think and is a sure way to make an impact. Learn more about the issue here, and find out all you need to know about what to do before, during, and after the meeting in our ‘how to do it’ guide.