Get Involved

Take action to get mental health and addictions on the election agenda.

election-kit-cover-200We need your help to make mental health and addictions an election issue.

This election kit contains useful information on how you can make a real difference in your community in putting mental health and addictions on the agenda for the upcoming provincial election. Getting started is easy, and anyone can do it.

Download the Election Kit (PDF)

Or browse the Election Kit contents below.

Meet Your Local Candidates

One of the best ways to connect with your local candidates and talk about the state of mental health and addictions in your community is to meet them face-to-face.

» Learn how to meet your local candidates

Contact Your Local Media

Use the media to help spread the word! This guide offers helpful tips on the different ways that you can engage media (TV, newspaper, radio) to cover mental health and addictions as an election issue. It also includes a sample press release that you can use – all you have to do is fill in the blanks.

» Learn more about contacting your local media

Attend an All-Candidates Meeting

All-candidates debates and meetings are events where members of the public can hear the candidates’ positions on key issues. In this guide, we’ve provided you with information on what questions you can ask and how to strategically frame your own questions.

» Learn more about attending and asking questions at all-candidates meetings

Engage Others

The more people that are engaged in this campaign, the more successful it will be. In this guide, we provide information on quick and easy ways that you can engage others such as your family, friends, co-workers and neighbours. Mental health and addictions touch almost everyone – so help us spread the word.

» Learn more about engaging others

Be an active participant in the 2014 Ontario Election

  • Read our asks Download a copy of our asks to learn about our recommendations for change.
  • Learn more – Visit the Resources page for more information about Ontario’s mental health and addictions system and the 2014 provincial election.
  • Vote – Cast your ballot! To learn more about where the parties stand on mental health and addictions, visit the Parties on MH&A page.