Poster for Elected Representatives

Poster for Elected Representatives

Samara believes that political contact – ie: reaching out and engaging citizens – is one of the more effective ways to inspire citizens to participate in the political system. While many elected representatives are already successfully engaging the young people they represent, we wanted to provide them and their staff with a poster to hang on their office walls, to serve as a daily reminder of the value of engaging youth.  

To create this poster, thirty young Everyday Political Citizens came together at the first EPC: IRL Forum to relate their experiences working in political engagement and develop recommendations for elected representatives and their staff. Originally an "open-letter", we wanted to reflect the colourful, playful and accessible nature of the four recommendations made by youth. 

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How to Use this Poster


We encourage Canadians to use this poster as a tool to reflect on how they would like to be engaged by their political representatives. Download it, play with it, and use it to get in touch with your local politician!

Here are just a few ways Canadians are using this poster: 
  • As a way to meet their MP: Jesse and Sarah in PEI are using this poster to drive across the island and introduce themselves to their new MPs.
  • As a leave-behind: Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada gave this poster to the students participating in YOUth in Office as a reminder to their MPs of the importance of engaging youth.
  • To dive into the issues: Alyssa in Newfoundland is using the poster to set meetings with her local representatives to talk about the issue she's most passionate about: youth health. 
  • As a resource for volunteers: The Toronto Youth Cabinet is including this poster in their toolkits for volunteers meeting with City Councillors.
Have another creative way to use this poster? Email Samara to tell us about it!


Samara can also send you full-bleed posters sized 11x17. If you want to receive this poster, email Bailey and explain how you plan to use or distribute the posters.

Alyssa Frampton Tom Gleason


For more information about the poster and how it was created, please read the press release.


A big thank you to those involved in the creation of the poster: Laidlaw Foundation; the participants of the EPC: IRL Forum, especially Terra Loire, Semra Sevi, Melissa Fairey, Kevin Vuong and Leigh Bursey, who workshopped and designed the poster. For showing the participants that their voice matters by listening, and for invaluable feedback, thank you to Lisa Drouillard, James Janeiro, Ange Valentini, Patricia Lee, Robert Trewartha, Meredith Martin, Liban Abokor, Michael MacMillan, Hon. Premier Kathleen Wynne MPP Cheri DiNovo, and MPP Monte McNaughton.
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