Be active in your community

  • Start a conversation around John Howard Society’s Counter Point fact sheets.
  • Identify the issue that matters to you and your community.
  • Analyze and inform yourself about it.
  • Mobilize support in your community.
  • Educate and reach out to share what you’ve learned.

Need more ideas?

  • Check out this website: “150 things you can do to build social capital
  • Organize or attend town hall meetings, advisory committees or other events in your community.
  • Join a community association or Board of Directors.
  • Consider volunteering.
  • Write an article, blog or letter to the editor of your local paper.
  • Share your story.
  • VOTE in municipal, provincial, territorial and federal elections!
Write to your MP, your MPP or your mayor

Find your federal Member of Parliament online using your postal code or by the name of your Member of Parliament.

The Canadian Social Research Links website has further links to federal, provincial, territorial  and municipal government websites.

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