Snap elections, rules and advocacy

Event Details

Gain strategic and legal insights regarding snap elections and implementing election-related campaigns.

About this Event
Our nonprofit voices and advocacy are needed now more than ever. With a snap federal election possible at any time, it’s important for nonprofits to begin discussing their role in the upcoming election.

This interactive webinar will provide insight into the strategic and legal aspects of designing and implementing election-related campaigns. It will offer tips on how to create effective campaigns. And—explain the legal rules that govern these campaigns.

This webinar will provide nonprofits with an opportunity to interact with leading experts in strategic communications and law. It will be of particular interest to nonprofits that use social media (or conventional advertising) to engage the public on politically-charged issues.

Topics that will be discussed include:
– What are the differences between earned media and paid media?
– How can nonprofits effectively relay their message during an election?
– What are the secrets to developing a successful social media campaign?
– What are snap elections—and how are they triggered so you can see the signs and prepare?
– What are “partisan activities”, “election surveys” and “election advertising” in the Canada Elections Act?
– How can nonprofits ensure social media posts do not become regulated under the Canada Elections Act?
– What are the registration/reporting requirements for nonprofits?

All registered participants will receive a recording of the webinar and an ONN Election Resource Package, which includes government submission examples, advocacy resources, and legal resources.

*ONN Members receive complimentary tickets to all ONN webinars. If you did not receive your complimentary ticket, please email our Communications and Network Engagement Manager, Melanie, at


Supriya Dwivedi
Supriya Dwivedi, B.Sc., LL.B., J.D., is senior counsel for Enterprise Canada, a national strategic communications firm. A former talk radio host and campaign advisor, Supriya is a natural and effective communicator who has extensive expertise in strategic and crisis communications, media strategy, and building stakeholder relationships. Her background as a journalist coupled with her widespread campaign experience, means she knows how to craft a narrative that will break through the noise and win over audiences. In addition to being a weekly panelist on the CBC’s Power & Politics, Supriya has made a name for herself as a sought-after political analyst and media commentator for both national and international outlets alike.

Kyle Morrow
Kyle Morrow, B.A. Hons., J.D., is a lawyer at Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP. His practice is primarily focused on political law. Kyle routinely advises clients on their compliance obligations at the municipal, provincial and federal levels of government in the areas of lobbying, conflicts of interest, campaign finance, anti-bribery and corruption, and whistleblowing. He is currently a member of the Ontario Bar Association’s Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Committee (SOGIC). In his spare time, Kyle enjoys reading on public policy and politics. He has volunteered on election campaigns in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, and Nova Scotia.

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