Advocacy

Learn about ways you can get involved and use your voice to influence post-secondary issues that are important to you.

UCalgary’s Government Relations (GR) team manages the university's strategic relationships with the three levels of government, government agencies, and sectoral organizations representing the post-secondary sector. The GR team is the primary liaison between the university and elected representatives and government officials and provides guidance and advice across the institution.


We invite you to explore this site to learn about ways you can get involved and use your voice to influence post-secondary issues that are important to you.

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Contact elected officials

Write an email or set up a meeting to talk about post-secondary education issues that matter to you.

If you are UCalgary faculty or staff, please review the Partisan Political Activities Policy before contacting government officials. If you have questions, contact the Government Relations team.

To find contact information for your local MP, enter your postal code when you click on the link below.

To find contact information for your local MLA, enter your street address when you click on the link below

To find contact information for your City Councillor, enter your street address when you click on the link below.

How to write an effective letter

Letters are a great way to express your opinion on a specific issue to an elected official.

Our tip sheet will help you write an effective advocacy letter about the issues that matter to you!

How to arrange a meeting

Meetings, including video calls using online tools, can be an effective way to connect directly with an elected official to ensure that they have heard your concerns.

Our tip sheet will help you arrange meetings with elected officials.


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