(Electoral guidelines are designed to promote safe engagement in the electoral process for students.)
The Government Relations Office is providing guidance for electoral candidates and the university community for the 2021 federal election. This will assist safe engagement of students in the electoral process while maintaining the university’s role as a publicly-supported, non-partisan institution.
Candidates seeking to canvass voters in constituencies that are home to University of Toronto residences must follow policies designed to ensure the health and safety of students and the broader university community. These include the wearing of masks in indoor spaces, self-screening forms and completion of vaccination status attestation forms.
Residence administrators will facilitate access and timing for candidates to canvass students living in university housing. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the university is not accepting external space booking requests at this time.
The guidelines underline that U of T neither supports nor endorses any particular candidate or party at any level of government. Read the guidelines below:
Are you looking for more info on financial assistance? Check out the Financial Support & Funding
Want to see how you can help? COVID-19 Volunteer Opportunities
Do you want to showcase your research or project to government?
University departments and units can contact the Government Relations Office for advice on how to invite politicians to campus through the Plan A Visit form
Are you looking to get involved?
Some resources for political and community engagement are listed on our Political Participation Resources page.
Communicating with Politicians
Are you looking to contact a political representative directly? Consult our guide.
What types of communication should be reported to the university? Check appropriate protocol in our Lobbyist Registry.
Are you searching for contact information for government representatives?
Governments of Canada & Ontario have databases for searching public servants, Ministers, MPs, MPPs and their staff.
- Canada, Government Electronic Directory Services
- Government of Ontario Employee and Organization Directory, INFO-GO
These are the local representatives at the University of Toronto’s three campuses:
St. George Campus – (University- Rosedale)
Mississauga Campus- (Mississauga- Erin Mills)
Scarborough Campus – (Scarborough- Rouge Park)
Do you want to search for legislation or regulations?