As an election year, 2019 saw our organization and our members mobilize to ensure the priorities of colleges and institutes were clear to candidates of all political parties, both locally and at the national level. Our efforts included the creation of an election 2019 webpage and resources, including fact sheets and shareables to be used by our members when meeting with politicians. We also launched our first letter-writing campaign to help members and their communities reach out to local candidates, encouraging them to visit their campuses to see firsthand the incredible contribution colleges and institutes make in their community.
Following the October 21 election, we reached out to new MPs from all parties and confirmed their connection to the nearest CICan member institution. This included the creation of a new webpage for the 43rd Parliament that provides essential information about colleges and institutes and introduces our members’ advocacy priorities.