In April, we launched the nine-month #GameChangers2030 campaign to advocate for game-changing partnerships, innovations, and people to build a more equal world, especially in the face of mounting and interlocking crises. From July to September, we are calling on Canada to take meaningful action to end tuberculosis – the world’s deadliest infectious disease.
In September, Results Canada encourages all volunteer advocate groups to organize an outdoor, in-person social Education & Action (E&A) and chalk a sidewalk in support of the quest to end TB!
Talk to your group leader and/or offer to organize it yourself. It’s a great opportunity to connect with other volunteers while taking action on our #YesWeCanEndTB campaign. Your actions in September will be our last opportunity to influence how Canada shows up at the United Nations High-Level Meeting on TB this September.
In a public place, draw chalk art to raise awareness for the need for Canada to attend the United Nations High-Level Meeting on TB this September and make strong commitments to end TB, like announcing increased investments in TB research and development.
Invite your MP to meet you at your event and take photos.
The ask: To end TB and to prepare for future threats, Canada must ensure the highest-level political participation at the United Nations High-Level Meeting on TB this September and commit 0.15% of its overall research and development expenditure annually to developing and delivering new tools to prevent, diagnose, and treat this deadly infectious disease.
Your Members of Parliament ultimately work for you and you do have power in your relationship with them!
– Lindsay Sheridan, Results Canada staff