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sign a petition/ letter

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Sign a petition to quickly and easily voice your opinion with other like-minded individuals about the issue you care about. An online petition demonstrates to Members of Parliament (MP) and Ministers that the issue is important to you and your community, and allows you to get others aware and involved.

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.

expert fact

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!

secret tip

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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Write a letter to the editor (LTE) on topics related to current events in the media or something already in print. Be creative by finding a hook and connecting it to our current campaign. Use our step-by-step instructions to write your LTE and get it published in the media.

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.

expert fact

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

secret tip

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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Write to your Member of Parliament (MP) as a way of introducing yourself and share a personal story or example on a topic that concerns you. Your MP works for you so be sure to get informed, and use our step-by-step instructions to help you get started.

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.

expert fact

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

secret tip

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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Use social media if you want to get your opinion out quickly and frequently. Tag your Member of Parliament (MP) or Ministers to get immediate attention on our current campaign which can be amplified through retweeting and sharing. Use our step-by-step instructions or pre-filled Tweets and post something now!

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.

expert fact

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.

secret tip

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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A ruined planet cannot sustain human lives in good health. A healthy planet and healthy people are two sides of the same coin.

 - Dr. Margaret Chan, Former Executive Director of the World Health Organization

“Leave no one behind” is an important ambition of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and is the theme for our multi-month campaign.


This month we will be focusing on climate change and its impact on health, food security and nutrition.

As the world collectively responds to the COVID-19 outbreak, weaknesses across our global health systems are being revealed including the secondary impacts of this pandemic which threaten food security and nutrition.

On April 21, the United Nations projected that COVID-19 could double the number of people facing severe food insecurity worldwide to 265 million. As economies around the world are ground to a near-halt, critical food supply chains are disrupted with world leaders warning of a risk of “famine of biblical proportions”.

The risks are amplified as many people suffering from food insecurity are also being impacted directly by climate change. Extreme weather events, the rise of pests such as the current locust plague in East Africa, and the displacement of millions due to rising sea levels and changing global temperatures has already threatened the food security of millions.

In the fight against COVID-19, we must ensure that everyone, everywhere has access to quality health services and that the most vulnerable communities are protected from the direct and indirect impacts of this global crisis (learn more in our health equity brief).

Ask #1: Canada to support a global and equitable response to COVID-19 by investing in the strengthening of health systems in low-income countries and ensuring that treatment and a vaccine be made available to all.

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.

latest campaign wins

  • On May 12 the Government of Canada announced that it will commit CAD $600 million over 5 years to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and CAD $190 million over 4 years for the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI). Canada’s support will help Gavi vaccinate another 300 million children and save 7-8 million lives, and help GPEI continue to push for the eradication of polio.
  • On April 5 International Development Minister Karina Gould announced the allocation of CAD $159.5 million in funding to support international efforts to fight COVID-19 including to the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations which is working on developing a vaccine.
  • See other actions taken by volunteers to date.
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Dena Sharafdin

Results Canada Volunteer, Ontario 

Last month Dena joined Results as a volunteer and immediately took action! She got her first ever Letter to the Editor (LTE) published in the Hill Times talking about why it’s important that Canada invests its support in making treatments and vaccines for the coronavirus accessible to all. 
"Results has given me the courage, support, and power to use my voice to advocate for important global issues that I have always wanted to speak up about, but didn’t know how. With the opportunities that Results provide as well as the support from the amazing people at Results, I feel that I am truly making a positive impact in the world.” 

Meet more of our champions.



resources

- multilateral organizations joint statement on COVID-19 Impacts on Food Security and Nutrition
- article: COVID-19 is disrupting a food industry already thrown into turmoil by climate change 

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hashtags

#Canada4Results
#ClimateChange
#CanadianAid
#Cdnpoli
#COVID19
#LeaveNoOneBehind
#HealthEquity
#HealthForAll
#KeepThePromise

keywords

Climate change
Nutrition
Food security
Health equity
Sustainable Development Goals

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