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National Volunteer Week volunteer showcase

April 2021 - Results volunteers are awesome! For National Volunteer Week, we wanted to take the opportunity to highlight some of many passionate and dedicated volunteers who continuously give their time to advocate for a world free of extreme poverty. Our volunteers come from across Canada, forming groups and taking action within their communities. From writing letters to the editors (LTEs) to engaging parliamentarians, their collective actions create a powerful force for change.

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Dena Sharafdin – volunteer spotlight

March 2021 - This month, we’re featuring Dena Sharafdin who is an expert on getting quality Letters to the Editor (LTE) published. "I believe that with perseverance, consistency, and passion, advocacy can be an immense force to help create a more just and equal world for all.”

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Courtney Campbell - volunteer spotlight

February 2021 - “I am beyond ecstatic to be the winner of the Outstanding Youth Award! I think a lot of young people, like me, often struggle with imposter syndrome, so this award shows that any action, no matter how small, is valuable.”

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Shahithya Ravindran - volunteer spotlight

January 2021 - “As an aspiring Health student, I am aware of how people's lives significantly contribute to their health and overall well-being. The surging concern of global inequalities propelled me to advocate and champion positive change for extreme poverty. With the essential tools, guidance, and nurturing environment of Results, I am able to make meaningful contributions that create equitable opportunities for vulnerable communities.”

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Roshelle Filart - 2020 volunteer award winner

November 2020 - “Time is one of the most precious commodities that we have in this modern, technologically driven world. I choose to give my time to volunteer with Results because the return on investment of a relatively small amount of time spent learning about global poverty issues, writing letters and meeting with decision-makers can be huge in terms of collective global change.” says Roshelle who has been a volunteer since 2009 and was a co-leader of the Toronto group until 2018.

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Jeanette Aubin - 2020 volunteer award winner

October 2020 - “When Prime Minister Trudeau recently announced renewed funding for GAVI and GPEI, this was another high point in my time with Results Canada. Just to know that all of us across Canada played a major role in achieving this, is certainly something of which I am very proud.” says Jeanette from the Victoria BC group.

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Sherry Moran - 2020 volunteer award winner

September 2020 - “Advocacy was what drew me to Results - there is no better feeling than ‘selling’ a message that you are passionate about, and ending extreme poverty through better global health and education is truly something to believe in!" Sherry is a driven and dedicated volunteer who continuously uses the various tools in her advocacy toolbox to take significant and effective actions.

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Nina Huynh – 2020 volunteer award winner

August 2020 - "Slowly through small increments, I believe together we can make the world more just for all, regardless of location and socioeconomic status.” As one of two winners of the Most Active New Volunteer Award, Nina shows immense passion and dedication in her efforts to end extreme poverty.

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Norm Filiol - 2020 volunteer award winner

July 2020 - “We can each help in different ways. Advocacy helps amplifies those efforts. Advocacy is used to build awareness, educate and ultimately influence decision makers. It can move the world.” Norm believes passionately in the power of individuals to make a difference, which he demonstrates by continuously using social media to build the political will to end extreme poverty.

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Franck Potwora - 2020 volunteer award winner

June 2020 - "In one month, I felt at the heart of a positive and concrete action, in which I felt at home and within a network." Franck is one of two winners of the New Active Volunteer Award. He is very interested in social justice and believes strongly in the power of citizens. Franck joined Results Canada's Montreal group at the end of 2018.

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Our volunteers don’t wear capes but are global heroes

May 2020 - On May 12, Canada announced funds to continue their support of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) – two global initiatives that will help save 7-8 million lives and bring us closer to a world free of polio as well as ensure an effective global COVID-19 response [...]

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Adrianna Lemieux

April 2020 - "Results is an amazing platform where so many voices are heard. It gives me the opportunity to discuss issues that I am passionate about, and to connect with people with similar interests and mindsets." Enthusiastic about international development and eager to make an impact, Adrianna recently joined Results Canada with the goal to start and […]

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