Who we are

We are former parliamentarians dedicated to supporting democracy in Canada and globally.

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.

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.