Nonprofits, let’s advocate!
The Ontario Election is taking place on June 2, 2022.
The election period is an opportunity for nonprofits to connect with residents and work together on shared issues and opportunities for collective community impact. This is also a chance for the sector to share the profound impact of nonprofits and charities on our communities and the issues we as a sector are working on across Ontario.
Nonprofits play a vital role in fostering an inclusive democracy. As the bridge between our communities and government, nonprofits engage and amplify community voices, provide unique public policy insight, and hold governments and decision-makers accountable.
Effective election advocacy does not follow a one-size-fits-all formula.
ONN encourages nonprofits to engage in election advocacy work, share the impact you are having, and talk about the issues your nonprofit and community care about, before, during and after the election. Let’s not be humble!
ONN will be advocating alongside the sector for the Ontario election. Stay tuned for party platform analysis, what party leaders are saying, insights on our election advocacy strategy, and more!
ONN’s Ontario Election Asks:
Communities must be front-and-centre in the upcoming provincial election. It is vital that all parties focus on ensuring the nonprofit sector thrives, so organizations can continue to feed, shelter, heal, inspire, educate and nurture communities across Ontario.
This election, ONN is calling on all political party leaders to:
- Support nonprofit workers and volunteers now, and invest in a resilient workforce for the future.
- Take profit out of care by phasing out for-profit owners/operators in Ontario’s care systems, and creating an environment to expand nonprofit and public care.
- Support inclusive local economies through community benefit agreements and by creating an enabling environment for social enterprises and co-operatives.
- Create a “Home in Government” for the nonprofit sector.
A more detailed document with our election asks and solutions is available for download.