Bhutila Karpoche MPP/Députée/གྲོས་ཚོགས་འཐུས་མི། Parkdale—High Park

Government of Ontario

Initiatives

Member's Statement Writing Competition

Launched in 2023, MPP Bhutila Karpoche's Member's Statement Writing Competition is open to local high school students. Students are asked to submit a written statement on a topic they feel passionate about, modelled off of the statements MPPs present in the legislature at Queen’s Park to draw attention to an issue of their choosing. The winner and their family are invited to Queen's Park to watch as MPP Bhutila Karpoche reads the winning submission in the legislature.


Girls Government 

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 eight girls from a junior public school in Parkdale—High Park participate.


Ontario Parliamentary Friends of Tibet Summer Youth Program

In 2019, Bhutila helped to launch the first Ontario Parliamentary Friends of Tibet (OPFT) Summer Youth 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:

  1. Allows the government to hear directly the people’s voices on issues.
  2. Increases visibility of the issue as phone messages are harder to miss or ignore
  3. 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 could not continue.