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sign a petition/ letter

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why use petitions

Petitions can send a signal of public opinion to decision makers and can alert the media that there is a story they should write about. They can be a catalyst for change on their own or be one more step in the campaign journey. Petitions play an important role in our democracy.

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There is growing evidence about how online petitions affect legislation and public opinion. They can be very effective at creating change - your signature really is making a difference!

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Petitions don’t always need a big number to make a big impact. They can simply be the basis to start conversations that change how people think.

write a letter to the editor (LTE)

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why write an LTE

Write a letter to the editor (LTE) if you want to make your opinion heard in a timely manner. You don’t need a lot of research, and your LTE can be brief and to-the-point - just 200-500 words! When time is of the essence, choose to write an LTE.

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You have a better chance at getting published if you keep it short and sweet (and don’t be afraid to be bold!)

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Politicians are in their jobs because of you! As Canadians, we have voted them into office to represent us. So they want to hear from you to learn what issues you feel are most important.

write your Member of Parliament (MP)

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why write your MP

Write to your MP (Member of Parliament) if you want to share your opinion about an issue that concerns you. A personalized letter or email from you means that there is a constituent in their riding who cares, and whose opinion needs to be represented on Parliament Hill.

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Sending a personalized handwritten letter by mail is one of the most influential ways to get your MP’s attention.

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Why not make writing your MP a family activity? Ask your children to draw a picture linked to our current campaign and include it with your letter. You can also take a photo of your family and share it with your MP on social media and tag @ResultsCda.

use your voice on social media

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why use social media

Social media is a quick and easy way to speak up and tell your Member of Parliament (MP) that you care about immunization and access to vaccines. Get public attention and let Canada know that they should continue to be a global leader.

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Twitter is a news-centric platform! 71% of Twitter users get their daily news from Twitter making it a great platform to share and spread your news.

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Politicians are people too! Don’t be afraid to use social media to reach out to them about the issues that are important to you. 94% of online Canadians are on at least 1 social media platform so it makes sense for politicians to be active on social as well.

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make your opinion known in an instant!

Our #LeaveNoOneBehind campaign this month focuses on the importance of climate change and its impact on health, food security and nutrition. In the fight against COVID-19, we need Canada to support a global and equitable response by investing in the strengthening of vulnerable communities from the direct and indirect impacts of this crisis.

Read our ACT now to end COVID-19 everywhere brief to learn more about the asks below. 

Ask #2: Canada to support the ability of countries in dealing with the secondary impacts of COVID-19 including major challenges to food security and nutrition made worse by climate change.

Instantly let Canadian decision makers know that you want public funds for public health and not private profits. Sign this petition from Doctors Without Borders Canada to signal that all medicines, vaccines, diagnostic tests and medical devices discovered with public funds — including those for COVID-19 — must be affordable, accessible and available for anyone who needs them.

UPDATED Ask #1: Canada to invest at least 1% of Canada's COVID-19 response (CA$1.5 billion) in new and additional aid towards an emergency global response

Click here to access the petition

You can also copy and paste this pre-prepared letter and mail/email it to the Honourable Patty Hajdu (, Minister of Health to ask for any public funding for medical research and development include enforceable requirements that the final products be affordable, accessible and available to all. Attach our brief to the letter so that she knows you support a strong global response from Canada with at least 1% of Canada's domestic funding.

Click here to access the letter

You can also instantly let Canadian decision makers know that you care about this petition by sending the ready-made tweet below (and don’t forget to tag @ your MP!).

Tweet instantly (click below)

I signed the @MSF_canada letter calling on @PattyHajdu to ensure that all publicly-funded diagnostics, vaccines, and treatments for #COVID19 are accessible to all! Add your voice by signing now ➡️ #LeaveNoOneBehind #Canada4Results #HealthEquity @ResultsCda

See all our resources along with key dates, hashtags, tags and keywords found on our campaigns page.

Signing a petition only takes a few minutes but goes a long way. The positive impact of petitions is proof of how powerful we are when lots of people join together to raise their voices.

- Jenny, Results volunteer