Take Action Today

Adoptive and intended parents deserve equal access to parental leave. Here are some simple steps that you can take to support C-318. 


Write your Member of Parliament

Email your Member of Parliament. Ask them support C-318 and let them know that equality in parental leave options is important to you. 

You can find their contact info here: https://www.ourcommons.ca/members/en 


Write to the Hon. Carla Qualtrough

The Hon. Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, is responsible for the Employment Insurance program. This bill creates a new benefit and as such it is expected that the Speaker of the House of Commons will determine that its passage will require a royal recommendation, meaning that a member of cabinet will have to endorse it.  

Email the Minister at [email protected].

Ask her to support C-318, to provide a royal recommendation and to prioritize equality in the EI parental Leave options .


Letter Writing Tips / Recommendations 

  • Make it personal
  • Keep to the point
  • Include your mailing address
  • CC me at [email protected]


Sign the petition

Add your name to those calling on the Government to pass Bill C-318 and to support equal parental leave for families formed through adoption and surrogacy.



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