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Advocacy training: How to advocate at the grassroots level

(Sun. Aug. 21, 10:00 am - 11:00 am)

Find out why, how and when you should advocate at the local level and engage your Member of Parliament (MP) by attending this one-hour advocacy primer. Whether you’re new to grassroots advocacy or have previous experience, this session can help you build the skills and knowledge you need to become an effective advocate.

Registration not necessary but to RSVP or for more information, please contact

Learning objectives

Participants will:

  • understand the role of the federal politician (over and above MP responsibilities) and how this can be leveraged in physician advocacy efforts;
  • assess the right time and the appropriate policy window to effectively advocate;
  • determine how best to prepare for meeting with MPs and present a position on an issue;
  • identify levels and forms of advocacy and recognize that advocacy need not be an onerous undertaking;
  • recognize CMA advocacy engagement activities through the MD-MP Contact Program.


Evaluation form

2016 General Council Program: This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for 16.75 hours. This program has been reviewed and approved by the University of Ottawa, Office of Continuing Professional Development. This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the British Columbia Chapter for up to 16.75 Mainpro+ credits (a certificate of participation will be emailed to participants at the end of the General Council Program).