Results Canada Fellowship program

By: Brier Published: 11/11/2020

we’re looking for the next generation of advocates and leaders

If you, or someone you know, is committed to learning about the causes and consequences of extreme poverty, the solutions to address it and wants to take strategic action, this may be the opportunity for you. Starting in January 2021, the Results Education and Advocacy Fellowship is a brand new opportunity for adults across Canada that features hands-on advocacy and leadership training.

Throughout the year, participants (fellows) will meet virtually as a group to develop their leadership, communication and advocacy skills, deepen their understanding of global health and extreme poverty in the Global South, take action in the form of writing to the media (letters to the editor and op-eds), voice opinions on social media, and engage with federal government decision makers to guide them towards decisions that give people living in poverty the health, education and opportunity they need to thrive. 

Backed by the in-depth research and legislative expertise of Results Canada staff and partners, Results fellows will realize the incredible power they possess to use their voices.

Pictured: Results Canada volunteer leading an advocacy workshop. Photo by: João De Franco

as Results Fellow you will 

  • receive training and support over 12 months to become a powerful advocate and leader
  • learn about global health, the causes and consequences of extreme poverty, and the solutions to address it 
  • learn how to communicate powerfully and to write impactful letters to the media
  • learn how to influence your Member of Parliament (MP) on issues that matter
  • take action on a monthly basis on our current campaigns
  • start your own Results group or help a local Results group grow and thrive
  • participate in webinars where you will hear from inspiring speakers
  • meet like-minded individuals, network and create meaningful relationships

Consult our volunteer stories to find out more about what you can be a part of.

qualifications

  • Passion for creating change and fighting poverty
  • Ability to commit 4-6 hours per week
  • Proficiency in English is mandatory but proficiency in French is a definite asset (the program will be in English)
  • Commitment to join:
    • monthly fellowship call
    • monthly call to action Q&A
    • monthly Results group Education & Action (E&A) meeting
    • other calls as opportunities come up (webinars, national calls, etc.) 
  • Commitment to accomplish monthly Fellowship goals and reports
  • At least 15 years old (at the start of the Fellowship)
  • Based in Canada from January-December 2021 (with a keen interest for British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Quebec, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador)
  • Past experience in student or community activism, political campaigns, or other anti-poverty or social justice focused activities preferred

to apply

  • Applications for the first ever Fellowship program are open as of November 14, 2020 and will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. The last day to apply is December 14, 2020. Early applications are strongly encouraged as space is limited.
  • Fill out this online application form to apply.

We thank all applicants but due to the high volume of applications, only short-listed applicants will be contacted for next steps. 

Results Canada is committed to diversity and equity around the globe and in our workplace. We welcome applications from: women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, visible minorities, and others who may contribute to diversification and share our values. If you are invited to continue the selection process, please notify us as soon as possible of any particular adaptive measures you might require.

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