use your voice on social media

#RaiseYourHand

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meet your Member of Parliament (MP)

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why meet your MP

Meet with your Member of Parliament (MP) if you want to make your voice heard by sharing your personal thoughts and stories about why a particular issue is so meaningful to you. Building a one-on-one relationship with your MP is the most effective way to make your opinion known 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 - but nothing tops the effectiveness of an in-person meeting.

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Email us for MP insider tips that can make your meeting stand out, including the latest MP leave behind.

write an op-ed

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why write an op-ed

Write an op-ed to share your knowledge, opinion and passion independently from the newspaper’s viewpoint. Use up to 750 words to make your voice heard by exploring our campaign issue in detail, presenting new insights and ideas, and challenging the status-quo.

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When an issue is dominating the news, that’s what readers want to read about and op-ed editors want to publish. Timing is essential!

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Unfortunately, you can’t eliminate extreme poverty with 750 words, so focus on making a single point clearly and persuasively.

write a Letter to the Editor (LTE)

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why write an LTE

Write an 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 150-200 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.

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.

listen live to an education expert

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why listen in

Alice Albright will speak about the education crisis and the advocacy required to support those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Alice P. Albright is the Chief Executive Officer of the Global Partnership for Education. She has over 30 years of international experience in the private, non-profit and public sectors.

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All are welcome to join us to hear this renowned speaker.

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campaign update (June 13, 2021)

Results Canada has been advocating for the government to invest CAD$500 million over five years to the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) so that children around the world have access to quality education during and after the pandemic. It is disappointing that Canada only pledged CAD$300 million over five years at the recent G7 Summit. Canada can still lead in global education by topping off the GPE pledge at the Global Education Summit, happening at the end of July, and committing finances towards the Together for Learning campaign. Let's shift our focus to call on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Minister of International Development Karina Gould to top up Canada's investment at the Summit.

Our #RaiseYourHand campaign focuses on the education crisis caused by COVID-19 that threatens a loss of learning for an entire generation of children and highlights the barriers to education in lower-income countries. The pandemic has taken an especially devastating toll on girls’ education, threatening to derail progress made over the past 25 years. Prior to the pandemic, nearly 132 million girls were out of school and millions more were in school but not learning. Now, an additional 20 million girls who were in secondary school may never return once the pandemic subsides, with a damaging impact on their health, protection, and wellbeing.

Use your voice on social media to demonstrate the inherent power of girls and how their education is a tremendous engine of development. Bring attention to the upcoming  GPE Replenishment in July 2021 as a strategic moment for Canada to pledge their support to increase global education financing so that millions of students can have access to trained teachers, more children including girls can go to school, early child marriage can be prevented, and more lives lifted out of poverty. 

The ask: Canada must invest CAD$500 million over 5 years in the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) so that children around the world have access to quality education during and after the pandemic.

Consider including the children in your life as part of this social media action. Whether it is your grandchildren, a younger sibling or cousin, or a family friend, take action together to demonstrate your support for children’s education. Post your photo(s) on social media and tag your Member of Parliament (MP) and @ResultsCda

  • Make a collage or a drawing on the topic of access to quality education and what it means to you, then take a photo
  • Create a chalk drawing outside on why education is important, and take a photo
  • Take a selfie and raise your hand like they do in GPE’s Raise Your Hand photos!
  • Find photos from a first day of school or a graduation

You can also instantly let Canadian decision-makers know that you care by sending the ready-made tweet or Facebook post below.

Tweet instantly (click below)

#DYK? 20 million girls that were in secondary school before #COVID19 may never return once the pandemic subsides, damaging their health, protection, and wellbeing. #RaiseYourHand with me for girls’ access to education ✋ @GPforEducation #Canada4Results #LeaveNoGirlBehind

Post on Facebook and Instagram (copy and paste the text below)

In the epicentre of the AIDS epidemic, Sub-Saharan Africa, HIV continues to disproportionately impact adolescent girls. Today, 5 in 6 newly infected adolescents aged between 15-19 in the region are girls. Yet the majority of these girls do not have knowledge about HIV prevention. Now, the #COVID19 crisis threatens to worsen these vulnerabilities.

I call on Canada to top up the investment in the @globalpartnership to CAD$500 million over 5 years so that children everywhere have access to quality education and especially for girls who face gender-specific barriers. @CanadaDevelopment @UNAIDS #Canada4Results #RaiseYourHand

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If you prefer to write your own tweet or post, use our instructions, tips, and resources below.

1. Familiarize yourself with our current campaign.
2. Connect our campaign, and support your opinion with a newsworthy topic or hook that inspires you. Try these ideas:

3. Login to your profile on social media. If you need help, consult our social media tips for Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram
4. If your MP, a Minister or the Prime Minister has social media, you can find their details here.
5. Write your post and personalize it so that it’s meaningful to you. Consider these ideas:

  • consult your tools to learn how to use social media powerfully
  • include @ResultsCda in your post so that we can help amplify your voice

6. Hit post and ask your friends to help you spread the word by sharing, commenting and liking.
7. If you belong to a Results group, let your Group Leader know that you took action on social media. If you are not part of a group, consider joining one! Until then, fill out this “actions taken” online form.

read our top tips

  1. Be catchy
  2. Be bold and respectful
  3. Post frequently
  4. Always tag @ResultsCda so that we can help amplify your message. If space allows, include the hashtag #Canada4Results

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When posting on social media, be genuine and speak from the heart. People want to connect with other human beings online, so be yourself and it'll help you get your message across!

See all our resources to help you use social media, along with key dates, hashtags, tags and keywords found on our campaign page. 

With a very simple action, you can have a very big impact. Together we’re strong and together our voice is louder. This is the great thing about advocacy.

 - Piera, Results Canada volunteer

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