Celebrate 2022 with us

By: Results Canada Published: 01/12/2022

Despite all the challenges that have come our way this year as we recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and address the multiple crises impacting our world, we have achieved so much that is worth celebrating. Above all, we thank all our volunteers, partners, board member, members and partners for their time and effort toward ending extreme poverty.

Canada heard our calls

Together, in 2022 we advocated to Canadian decision makers in support of high-impact solutions for investments and policies to realize #TheWorldWeNeed. Our collective goal was to influence Canada to be an ambitious leader for economic opportunity, health equity, and quality education. We’re grateful to say Canada responded to our calls:

#StopTheDeadlyDivide (March)

At an event to commemorate World Tuberculosis Day, International Development Minister Honourable Harjit Sajjan announced a CAD$11 million pledge to TB REACH, an innovative financing mechanism that ensures access to care for people with TB in hard-to-reach communities.

#InvestInNutrition (April)

 Minister Harjit Sajjan announced CAD$40 million in the Global Financial Facility for Women, Children, and Adolescents. This was in addition to the CAD$50 million Canada announced to the GFF in December 2021.   

#EndCovidEverywhere (May)

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced an investment of CAD$732 million in the Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator to support low- and middle-income countries to deliver the tools needed to fight the pandemic. Canada was among only five countries that met or exceeded their fair share commitments.  

#FightForWhatCounts (September)

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced CAD$1.21 billion to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria (Global Fund) to mitigate the devastating impact of COVID-19 on efforts to combat the three diseases. The announcement represents the largest investment Canada has made towards any international financing institution for health. 

See more ways we made an impact on our key issues in Results Canada’s A Parliamentarian Year in Review 2022.

volunteers went above and beyond

To recognize the annual International Volunteer Day, we want to give a big shout out to our volunteers. This year’s theme, "solidarity through volunteering," is at the core of what we do at Results Canada. We use our unique position as residents of Canada to build the political will with Canadian decisionmakers to end extreme poverty around the world.

celebrate 2022 with us on International Volunteer Day

Let's take an hour amongst friends to reflect on what we've achieved this year. Join us on December 5, 2022 at 4:00 pm PT/7:00 pm ET. UPDATE! Watch the recording.

See how volunteers across Canada have come together to advocate on our key calls-to-action this year:

 Maryum Chaudhry - Results Canada

Olivia, fellow and Edmonton group leader

Media appearance on World Tuberculosis Day

With the help of volunteers in their group, Olivia reached out to a journalist from Global News: "It’s not every day that you get interviewed by a journalist! I was so grateful for the opportunity to spread the message about World TB Day and why TB is still such a prevalent and important issue. I hope it helps to kick-start the conversation and get people talking; everyone should be aware of this issue and know that we can hold our government accountable for committing to the goal of ending tuberculosis and seeing a world without extreme poverty. It really does start with a conversation.”

Watch Olivia’s incredible segment about World TB Day.

Jacob Sablan - Results Canada

Laraib, fellow in the Brampton group

Speaking at the Together for Learning Summit

“I had the honor of speaking at the Education Matters session. This was my first speaking opportunity at a major summit, and it was surreal to be the only youth speaking amongst leaders of different organizations. It was fascinating to learn the work and advocacy different organizations are conducting globally to increase access to education and the global impact they are creating. I was able to speak about my education journey and how it inspires me to advocate for those not privileged to access good quality education.”
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Frances, Montreal group leader

Attending the International AIDS conference

Results Canada provided registration for Frances to attend the conference, engage with partners, and connect with Results Canada staff during our #FightForWhatCounts campaign: “It was a great privilege to represent Results and the STOP TB Canada partnership at AIDS 2022. I was excited to be involved, to meet some of the extended Results' network, and to see a little bit of what happens behind the scenes.”
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Sarabjeet, Fellow in the Brampton group

Meeting Honourable Minister Harjit Sajjan

Sarabjeet won the Global Affairs Canada social media contest during International Development Week. She and other contest winners across Canada participated in a private meeting with Hon. Minister Sajjan in June. Sarabjeet came prepared to speak about the importance of the Global Fund: “It was a great experience. The Minister really explained his work and what the government is doing. It was my first experience meeting a Minister and he made me feel very at ease. It’s really not that hard to engage with parliamentarians and express your views!” 
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Sachin, Winnipeg group leader

Inviting new volunteers to his group

During our #EndPoverty Challenge, Sachin went above and beyond by attending a recruitment fair to help grow his already powerful group: “It was a great experience and I met a lot of people who were interested in results Canada! I was able to grab the attention of many, build a personal connection, share my own experience with the people who came by, identify what their volunteer needs were, and pitch Results accordingly.” 

advocating into the new year

We won’t stop there – over the coming months we will focus on different areas where an increase in international assistance would help fulfill a promise made by our government as well as contribute towards ending extreme poverty including around increasing access to quality education, ending the ongoing global hunger crisis, and tackling infectious diseases like tuberculosis. Volunteers are already hard at work reaching out to Members of Parliament and getting attention in the media (see publications by Randy in Calgary and Connie in Victoria).

To everyone who is a part of the Results Canada community, we thank you for your dedication to making an impact in the world this year.

Thank you so much!

Results Canada staff


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