Letters, including emails and faxes, are a simple and effective way to express your opinion and educate your elected officials on a specific issue. Most people do not take the time to write about and share their perspectives with their elected officials directly, missing an important opportunity to be heard! Many elected officials believe that a letter represents not only the position of the writer but also many other constituents who didn’t take the time to write.

Some tips:

  • Keep it short and sweet. Identify one specific issue that you want to address and keep your letter to one page.
  • Identify yourself as their constituent.
  • Be respectful. Criticism of what the government may or may not have done isn’t the point of your letter; use your voice to express your concerns and how the issue affects you and your community.
  • Make it personal. Why is this issue important to YOU?
  • Thank the recipient of your letter for their time and consideration. If you want a response, be sure to provide a way for them to respond by including your contact information (e.g. email and phone number).

Find your electoral district here

If you live in Niagara, you can find your MP and MPP’s name and contact information through this page

*Letters to Members of Parliament (Federal) can be mailed free (without postage) when addressed to the member at:

House of Commons

Ottawa, ON


K1A 0A6 

Other Provincial and Federal contacts:

Ontario Premier Doug Ford

Ontario Minster of Health Sylvia Jones

Ontario Minster of Education

Ontario Leader, Official Opposition

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Federal Minister of Health

Federal Leader of The Opposition

Local school board trustees and municipal and regional councillors:

DSBN Trustees

NCDSB Trustees

Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir Trustees

Conseil scolaire Viamonde Trustees

Contact information for your Niagara Regional councillors can be found here

Links to Niagara Region municipality websites where you can find your municipal representatives.