Lobbyists can now select "COVID-19/Pandemic response" as a subject-matter in their registrations.
Are you lobbying the Ontario government about COVID-19, the pandemic response or any other matters related to the pandemic? If so, you need to update the subject matter section of your registration. Lobbyists are required to identify the subject matters of their lobbying activity from a list on the registration form.
We know that due to the pandemic, many entities are approaching government about changing policies, amending regulations, and seeking funding. If you have additional lobbying goals and activities because of the pandemic, your registration must also clearly indicate this in the lobbying activity section of the form.
If your client or employer is asking for government funding, please make sure that this is reflected in the lobbying activity section of your registration(s) under “Grant and/or contribution and/or other financial benefit”.
Not sure how to update your registration? Log in to the system and click on “Change an existing registration (not a renewal)”. Click “Edit” at the bottom of each section you wish to update. When you have updated the information click “Save” and you will be returned to the Preview page. Scroll down to the bottom of that page and click “Submit”. You can also watch step-by-step instructions on changing a registration in this tutorial video.
Pro tip: Statistics on lobbying subject matters are available on our website – just click on the "Statistics" button on the main lobbying page. Last year the top three subject matters selected in active registrations were economic development and trade, health and environment.