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Cover photo for Council Strategic Framework document showing a picture of the Nanaimo's harbour

City Council in their chambers at a meeting


Effective advocacy approaches for elected officials and municipal staff differ from the tactics that may be used by grassroots advocacy groups and organizations.

This means that while garnering support from the public is an important factor, elected officials and government administrators must be mindful of the political landscape they will/are working and negotiating in, which includes understanding the governments’ agendas and ministerial mandates.

For the above mentioned reasons, building relationships with key politicians and their political staff, along with public servants, and other actors such as the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) and the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) is a very important step in the government relations process.

To learn more about City Council's advocacy efforts, please review the advocacy efforts and framework documents.

Last updated: June 20, 2024

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