Why should you lobby?
Letters, emails, and in person meetings are all avenues for lobbying. Meetings with MPPs, Candidates, and/or their staff in your riding will help raise awareness of CED/social enterprises and highlight the main issues within the movement. Educating and informing legislatures about needs within the social enterprise and CED movement will help persuade the government that their support is important and required.
The following are a few key points these meetings would help achieve:
- Acquainting your local MPP and Candidates with social enterprises in their riding
- Enlisting your MPP and Candidates' support for your cause and influencing their agenda
- Raising awareness of CED and your social enterprise
- Highlighting the need for CED funding and an Ontario Social Enterprise Trust