While core messages and initiatives are generally consistent with a national advocacy strategy, every community is unique. There is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to local implementation. Therefore, joint Federation-CIJA bodies of community volunteers known as Local Partner Councils have been established across the country to enable local grassroots individuals or groups, with the support and resources of the Federation and CIJA, to take the lead in addressing local challenges. As well, LPCs are responsible for implementing national initiatives at the local level.
Of special importance is the expectation that CIJA will benefit not only from directing advocacy activity but also from the input by the LPC in the policy development process.
Click here to view a map of Canada to see how Local Partner Councils are distributed across the country.