Looking for more information on Canadian politics? Look no further! On this page you will find links, videos and book reviews all designed to educate, encourage and engage you on your journey.

“I think women can save civilization.”

Emily Murphy, judge and activist.

General Information

  • Equal Voice –
    • Equal Voice is a national, bilingual, multi-partisan organization dedicated to electing more women to all levels of political office in Canada.  They have great resources on their website, and run a great online campaign school called “Getting to the Gate”.  There is a Toronto Chapter, with regular speakers and events.
  • Samara Canada –
    • Samara Canada is a non-partisan charity that champions an increased civic engagement and a more positive public life.   They have some fantastic, easy to understand videos, reports and discussions on Canadian politics, and advice on how to become an “Everyday Political Citizen”.
  • Status of Women Canada –
    • This is a federal government organization that promotes equality for women and their full participation in the economic, social and democratic life of Canada.  It provides strategic policy advice, has some very interesting report and runs several programs.  Its work focusses on women’s economic security, their participation in leadership roles and the democratic process and violence against women.

Picking a Party

  • Political Compass –
    • A non-partisan site that asks you a series of questions and then plots you on “political compass”.  They also assess the major federal parties according to their platform released for each election, so you can compare your results to the parties’ results to see where you might line up.
  • Elections Canada ( and Elections Ontario (
    • While both of these have a lot of general information on elections in Canada and Ontario, they also have lists of all registered parties – which are more than just the big 3 or 4 or 5.  You can also find out what riding you are in by your postal code, who ran in your riding in the last election, and who your current MP is.

Riding Associations

If you are interested in volunteering for a particular party, your first step will likely be to contact the local riding association of that party.  Most of the main parties list that contact information on their websites, or you can email the main party and they will send a message to their local organization.

Federal Party Websites:

Provincial Party Websites for Ontario: