Start a Club

Starting an OYL club in your community or school is a terrific way to have fun, meet new people, give back to your community, and join the liberal movement.

There are three types of OYL clubs: Campus Clubs, Provincial Riding Clubs, and Federal Riding Clubs. By nature, Campus Clubs are both federal and provincial, this is sometimes the case with riding clubs as well. Often, it is possible to create more than one club in an area, with the same people. For example, if you attend a university or college, you can start a Campus Club at your school. However, you can also create a Riding Club in the riding that your school is located in!

Campus Club: This club at a post secondary school (or campus of a post secondary school) represents both the Liberal Party of Canada (Ontario) and the Ontario Liberal Party. The members of this club must be students of the school, and must hold a membership in the Liberal Party of Canada. Five students are required to hold a founding meeting to create this type of club.

Provincial Riding Club: This club is located in a provincial riding (ie. Nipissing) and represents the Ontario Liberal Party. The members of this club must be between the ages of 14 and 25, and must hold a membership in the riding’s Provincial Liberal Association, however it is not necessary to live in the riding. Five people are required to hold a founding meeting to create this type of club.

Federal Riding Club: This club is located in a federal riding (ie. Nipissing-Temiskaming) and represents the Liberal Party of Canada (Ontario). The members of this club must be between the ages of 14 and 25, and must hold a membership in the riding’s Federal Liberal Association, however it is not necessary to live in the riding. Five people are required to hold a founding meeting to create this type of club.

Often, the membership and executive of a Provincial Riding Club is the same as the membership and executive of the respective Federal Riding Club. These clubs are managed and operated as one club by the same people, but each club retains its own constitution and has it’s own Annual General Meeting.

You can find more information on starting a club on the Documents page. If you would like more information, or believe you have enough people to create a club, please do not hesitate to contact us! We would love to help you get a new club off the ground!