Who we are

The mission of the Canadian Association of Former Parliamentarians (CAFP) is to promote and advance the values of democracy, leadership, and public service by supporting and engaging former Senators and MP’s in their post-parliamentary lives.


Who we are

Founded in 1987 and established by an Act of Parliament in 1996, the Canadian Association of Former Parliamentarians (CAFP) is a non-partisan, voluntary association of former Senators and Members of Parliament from all political parties. CAFP organizes activities and programs that brings members together and engages in the continuing service of their country.

We strive to foster a community of mutual respect, collegiality, and lifelong learning amongst former parliamentarians, while advocating for the importance of democratic institutions and the role of parliamentarians in promoting the democratic values of Canada and the well-being of its citizens. Our aim is to provide opportunities for our members to share their knowledge, experience, and expertise, and to promote public understanding of the parliamentary process and the importance of democratic governance in Canada.

The CAFP is the place for former parliamentarians to network and continue the important conversations that shape Canadian democracy.

Active members have access to CAFP events, international study tours, national and international programs that are of importance to parliamentary democracy and governance.

Through our Speakers’ Bureau, we are able to connect active members with organizations across Canada who are searching for subject matter experts to speak at events.

Former parliamentarians who are interested in becoming an active member of the Association can apply by clicking here.