Girls Government is a program run by MPP Bhutila Karpoche, to introduce young women to the political environment, get politically active, and consider politics as a career option. This is a non-partisan initiative that was launched in 2008 and has been implemented in ridings across Ontario by MPPs from all political parties. Once a year, grade 8 girls from a junior public school in Parkdale–High Park participate.
Ontario Parliamentary Friends of Tibet Summer Internship Program
In the Summer of 2019, Bhutila helped to launch the first Ontario Parliamentary Friends of Tibet (OPFT) summer internship program. The paid internship program is to provide youth of Tibetan origin the opportunity to get a behind the scenes experience and on the job learning in a Member of Provincial Parliament’s Office.
Phone Your Government
Phone Your Government is an initiative which is inspired by "phone zapping", a tool that has long been used in organizing. Phoning your government does three things very effectively:
- Allows the government to hear directly the people’s voices on issues.
- Increases visibility of the issue as phone messages are harder to miss or ignore
- When done consistently and in great numbers, phoning slows down the government’s ability to take action on issues that are not supported by the public.
Unfortunately, due to disconnected phone lines from various ministry offices, Phone Your Government cannot continue.