What we do

CAFP seeks to foster a spirit of community among former parliamentarians, and to protect and promote their interests, as set out in the Canadian Association of Former Parliamentarians Act.

What we do

The CAFP showcases the capabilities and achievements of former parliamentarians, organizes activities that brings members together, and creates opportunities for them to contribute to parliamentary democracy in Canada and abroad.

Events and Study Tours

Members network and engage through events, including the CAFP Annual General Meeting, receptions, and regional meetings held across Canada. Members have the opportunity to participate in international study tours to gain and share knowledge about democracy, government, and public affairs. Please visit our Events page to find out more and to register for upcoming events.

Speakers’ Bureau

Our members understand the political process and the institutions of democracy in Canada. And, by virtue of their experience in parliament, possess substantive knowledge in a wide range of public policy issues. Many are accomplished authors and public speakers.

If you are seeking a speaker, moderator, or panellist for an educational event, professional meeting or conference, please visit our Speakers Bureau and find the perfect speaker to engage your audience.

Publications

The Association produces a magazine, called Beyond the Hill, and publishes a regular blog by the Executive Director with news and information on the Association and our members.

If you’re a former parliamentarian and are interested in becoming an active member, contact us at exparl@parl.gc.ca or call (613) 947-1690 or 1-888-567-4764.