Learn and practice the skills necessary to meet with elected officials and deliver your message to them. Face to face meetings with MPs, MPPs, and city counsellors are the most effective way of creating change. We will also discuss speaking to the media and effective letter-writing campaigns. We will focus on protecting pensions and the Phoenix debacle. By the end of this one-day course, participants will: • Develop an understanding of the importance of lobbying as a means of influencing the political system; • Practice lobbying skills through group roleplay.