There are many people in your lives who would be valuable references to include with your application. References from Members of Parliament and leaders of non-partisan, volunteer or nonprofit organizations, as well as past employers would also be strong assets to your application. These references may include a political reference, such as; executive on your local Electoral District Association, past candidate, past campaign manager or volunteer coordinator, or campus club president. Your reference is not required to provide a letter, however all references will be checked. Ensure that you include current contact information for each of your references.