history

“the world could end hunger in a single generation but the political will to make it a priority was missing” Sam Daley-Harris, founder of Results

Results was born from the conviction that individual actions can make a large, positive difference in the world; that everyday people have the power to engage meaningfully with global issues and social justice; and that with the right tools, every person can affect change through democratic participation.

Results was founded in 1980 in the United States with the mission of mobilizing, educating, and empowering a network of citizens and politicians to raise their voices to end extreme poverty. Results got its name from the acronym “Responsibility for Ending Starvation Using Legislation, Trimtabbing, and Support”. Simply put, small individual actions can create lasting and impactful change.

The first Results Canada groups began in Victoria, Montreal and Calgary in 1986 and have since spread across Canada as a way of supporting the education and action of our volunteers. For more than 30 years, Results has worked toward eliminating extreme poverty by focusing on key areas such as health and nutrition, education, and economic opportunity. Today there are Results offices beyond North America - in the United Kingdom, Australia, and Japan - all working together to create a powerful, global voice to end poverty.

timeline

2020

Canadian leadership on global vaccines will save millions

Canada commits CAD $600M over 5 years to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance (Gavi) and CAD $190M over 4 years for the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI). These investments will be critical in helping Gavi and GPEI achieve their routine immunization goals as well as helping to ensure an effective global COVID-19 response.

2019

Big announcement on the Global Fund

Canada increases its investment in the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria by 15.7%, from CAD $80M (2017-2019) to CAD $930.4M (2020-2022), an investment that will contribute to 16 million lives saved.

2018

United Nation’s first ever meeting on tuberculosis

The UN holds its first high-level meeting on tuberculosis after decades of advocacy by Results advocates and partners around the world. Global leaders pledge to reach 40 million people with treatment by 2022 and secure $13B in annual funding.

2017

Big announcement on polio

Canada pledges $100M to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.

2016

Sustainable Development Goals come into force

The 17 SDGs that were adopted by world leaders at an historic UN Summit in 2015, are officially put into effect. Canada pledges $85M to TB REACH and $804M to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria at the Replenishment Conference hosted by Canada in Montreal.

2015

Immunization win

Working with our ACTION partners worldwide, Results Educational Fund helps Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, exceed its global goal of raising $7.5B from donor governments and others. The funding will support developing countries to save the lives of more than 5 million children.

2014

Big monetary win for poverty reduction

$4B is announced from Canada and allocates to institutions including Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and the Global Financing Facility in support of Every Woman Every Child at the World Bank.

2013

Polio win

An additional $250M from Canada towards polio eradication is announced. Results Canada volunteers send 60 letters to the Prime Minister, 75 letters to the Minister for International Cooperation Julian Fantino, 103 letters to Members of Parliament (MPs), and hold 7 meetings with MPs.

2012

“Reverse the Cuts”

Results leads the long-term campaign to “Reverse the Cuts” to the Canadian International Development Agency budget, with support from over 40 other civil society organizations and thousands of passionate and engaged Canadians.

2012

Results volunteers celebrated

Twenty Results Canada volunteers from across Canada are awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for their dedication to citizen engagement and ending extreme poverty worldwide.

2011

Results Canada 25-year anniversary

Results Canada celebrates 25 years of advocacy, citizen engagement and anti-poverty work.

2010

Muskoka Initiative

Canada hosts the G8 Summit and announces the Muskoka Initiative, which includes $7.3B in new global investments - $1.1B from Canada alone - to promote maternal and child health after a dedicated Results Canada effort to make child and maternal health a priority.

2008

ODA Act passed

After years of intensive parliamentary engagement, Results Canada and other stakeholders celebrate the passage of the Official Development Assistance Accountability Act, which ensures that the concerns and priorities of the people and communities receiving foreign aid must be taken into account.

2007

SWAN launched

Results, alongside other stakeholders, launches SWAN (Sanitation Water Action Network) in anticipation of 2008's Year of Sanitation.

2006

CIDA reverses planned cuts to tuberculosis

In response to a dedicated Results campaign, the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) reverses $80M of planned cuts to tuberculosis funding.

2005

Microcredit and Global Fund wins

Results Canada collects letters from 102 Members of Parliament (MPs) for microcredit advances. Canadian federal budget allocates $140M in funding over two years to The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, $160M to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, and $42M to GPEI.

2003

Results Canada joins the fair trade movement

Results advocates to major coffee companies urging them to offer Fairtrade certified products.

2002

Canada announces $80M in new funding

Canadian International Immunization Program receives an extra $27M in funding for measles vaccinations over three years, which will save the lives of approximately 105,000 children every year. The Canadian government promises to increase aid by 8% per year.

2001

World Summit for Children 10-year report

World Summit for Children publishes a 10-year report announcing that 11,000 more children globally are surviving each day.

2000

Millennium Development Goals

Millennium Development Goals are set by United Nations

2000

Year-long campaign for education and healthcare

Announcement made of $1B over the next 5 years from CIDA. Results Canada also works with VanCity Credit Union and Citizens Trust to create the first RRSP-eligible investment product for global microcredit in Canada - $1.9M invested in the first year.

1999

Tobin Tax resolution passes

Results Canada, in partnership, successfully advocates for the House of Commons to pass a resolution recommending that Canada work with other countries to implement a levy on currency trading.

1998

Year-long campaign for child immunization

Over 200 letters to the editor and media pieces are published, resulting in CIDA reinstating its child immunization program. $50M in new funding is announced for the Canadian International Immunization Program.

1997

Results convenes the Microcredit Summit

2900 people from across the world attend this event in Washington. Results Canada also has its first national conference.

1995

World Bank aims loans at poverty reduction

World Bank announces half of the loans financed by donor countries like Canada are now aimed at poverty relief. Canada becomes a founding member of the Consultative Group to Assist the Poorest (CGAP), providing microloans.

1994

Increased funding for poverty relief

Five Results Canada groups appear before the Parliamentary Committee reviving foreign policy. 105 Members of Parliament (MPs) sign letters calling for more poverty relief efforts in foreign aid. World Bank increases funding by $100M for poverty relief.

1993

National Child Day is created

Through efforts by Results Canada, Our Kids, and MP Mac Harb, National Child Day is officially designated on November 20.

1992

Results influences government

In Canada, 60 Members of Parliament (MPs) request a greater focus on poverty relief from the World Bank.

1990

World Summit for Children

More than 1 million people in 75 countries participate in a candlelight vigil. James Grant, the late Executive Director of UNICEF, estimates that the holding of this Summit saved the lives of 3 million children in a single year, and became the catalyst for a revolution in child survival.

1989

Improving child survival

Results Canada takes up UNICEF’s call for a gathering of world leaders to improve child survival. This campaign provided the impetus for the 1990 World Summit for Children.

1988

World Summit for Children announced

Results Canada advocates for Canadian governmental support to the World Summit for Children. The Ottawa chapter is founded in March and the Montreal chapter holds its first meeting in June.

1986

Results Canada is founded

First Results Canada groups begin in Victoria and Montreal.

1980

Results is born

Sam Daley-Harris starts Results in the United States.

2020

Canadian leadership on global vaccines will save millions

Canada commits CAD $600M over 5 years to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance (Gavi) and CAD $190M over 4 years for the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI). These investments will be critical in helping Gavi and GPEI achieve their routine immunization goals as well as helping to ensure an effective global COVID-19 response.

2019

Big announcement on the Global Fund

Canada increases its investment in the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria by 15.7%, from CAD $80M (2017-2019) to CAD $930.4M (2020-2022), an investment that will contribute to 16 million lives saved.

2018

United Nation’s first ever meeting on tuberculosis

The UN holds its first high-level meeting on tuberculosis after decades of advocacy by Results advocates and partners around the world. Global leaders pledge to reach 40 million people with treatment by 2022 and secure $13B in annual funding.

2017

Big announcement on polio

Canada pledges $100M to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.

2016

Sustainable Development Goals come into force

The 17 SDGs that were adopted by world leaders at an historic UN Summit in 2015, are officially put into effect. Canada pledges $85M to TB REACH and $804M to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria at the Replenishment Conference hosted by Canada in Montreal.

2015

Immunization win

Working with our ACTION partners worldwide, Results Educational Fund helps Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, exceed its global goal of raising $7.5B from donor governments and others. The funding will support developing countries to save the lives of more than 5 million children.

2014

Big monetary win for poverty reduction

$4B is announced from Canada and allocates to institutions including Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and the Global Financing Facility in support of Every Woman Every Child at the World Bank.

2013

Polio win

An additional $250M from Canada towards polio eradication is announced. Results Canada volunteers send 60 letters to the Prime Minister, 75 letters to the Minister for International Cooperation Julian Fantino, 103 letters to Members of Parliament (MPs), and hold 7 meetings with MPs.

2012

“Reverse the Cuts”

Results leads the long-term campaign to “Reverse the Cuts” to the Canadian International Development Agency budget, with support from over 40 other civil society organizations and thousands of passionate and engaged Canadians.

2012

Results volunteers celebrated

Twenty Results Canada volunteers from across Canada are awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for their dedication to citizen engagement and ending extreme poverty worldwide.

2011

Results Canada 25-year anniversary

Results Canada celebrates 25 years of advocacy, citizen engagement and anti-poverty work.

2010

Muskoka Initiative

Canada hosts the G8 Summit and announces the Muskoka Initiative, which includes $7.3B in new global investments - $1.1B from Canada alone - to promote maternal and child health after a dedicated Results Canada effort to make child and maternal health a priority.

2008

ODA Act passed

After years of intensive parliamentary engagement, Results Canada and other stakeholders celebrate the passage of the Official Development Assistance Accountability Act, which ensures that the concerns and priorities of the people and communities receiving foreign aid must be taken into account.

2007

SWAN launched

Results, alongside other stakeholders, launches SWAN (Sanitation Water Action Network) in anticipation of 2008's Year of Sanitation.

2006

CIDA reverses planned cuts to tuberculosis

In response to a dedicated Results campaign, the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) reverses $80M of planned cuts to tuberculosis funding.

2005

Microcredit and Global Fund wins

Results Canada collects letters from 102 Members of Parliament (MPs) for microcredit advances. Canadian federal budget allocates $140M in funding over two years to The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, $160M to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, and $42M to GPEI.

2003

Results Canada joins the fair trade movement

Results advocates to major coffee companies urging them to offer Fairtrade certified products.

2002

Canada announces $80M in new funding

Canadian International Immunization Program receives an extra $27M in funding for measles vaccinations over three years, which will save the lives of approximately 105,000 children every year. The Canadian government promises to increase aid by 8% per year.

2001

World Summit for Children 10-year report

World Summit for Children publishes a 10-year report announcing that 11,000 more children globally are surviving each day.

2000

Millennium Development Goals

Millennium Development Goals are set by United Nations

2000

Year-long campaign for education and healthcare

Announcement made of $1B over the next 5 years from CIDA. Results Canada also works with VanCity Credit Union and Citizens Trust to create the first RRSP-eligible investment product for global microcredit in Canada - $1.9M invested in the first year.

1999

Tobin Tax resolution passes

Results Canada, in partnership, successfully advocates for the House of Commons to pass a resolution recommending that Canada work with other countries to implement a levy on currency trading.

1998

Year-long campaign for child immunization

Over 200 letters to the editor and media pieces are published, resulting in CIDA reinstating its child immunization program. $50M in new funding is announced for the Canadian International Immunization Program.

1997

Results convenes the Microcredit Summit

2900 people from across the world attend this event in Washington. Results Canada also has its first national conference.

1995

World Bank aims loans at poverty reduction

World Bank announces half of the loans financed by donor countries like Canada are now aimed at poverty relief. Canada becomes a founding member of the Consultative Group to Assist the Poorest (CGAP), providing microloans.

1994

Increased funding for poverty relief

Five Results Canada groups appear before the Parliamentary Committee reviving foreign policy. 105 Members of Parliament (MPs) sign letters calling for more poverty relief efforts in foreign aid. World Bank increases funding by $100M for poverty relief.

1993

National Child Day is created

Through efforts by Results Canada, Our Kids, and MP Mac Harb, National Child Day is officially designated on November 20.

1992

Results influences government

In Canada, 60 Members of Parliament (MPs) request a greater focus on poverty relief from the World Bank.

1990

World Summit for Children

More than 1 million people in 75 countries participate in a candlelight vigil. James Grant, the late Executive Director of UNICEF, estimates that the holding of this Summit saved the lives of 3 million children in a single year, and became the catalyst for a revolution in child survival.

1989

Improving child survival

Results Canada takes up UNICEF’s call for a gathering of world leaders to improve child survival. This campaign provided the impetus for the 1990 World Summit for Children.

1988

World Summit for Children announced

Results Canada advocates for Canadian governmental support to the World Summit for Children. The Ottawa chapter is founded in March and the Montreal chapter holds its first meeting in June.

1986

Results Canada is founded

First Results Canada groups begin in Victoria and Montreal.

1980

Results is born

Sam Daley-Harris starts Results in the United States.

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