COVID-19 : travailler ensemble dans des circonstances sans précédent

Par : Emma Publié le 19/03/2020

Chers initiateurs et initiatrices de changements,

Alors que le monde est aux prises avec le coronavirus qui évolue rapidement, je tenais à vous faire part, au nom de toute l’équipe de Résultats Canada, que nous espérons que vous, que votre famille, et que vos proches êtes en sécurité et en bonne santé. Je voulais également vous assurer que nous poursuivons notre travail, soit celui de défendre les personnes vivant en situation d’extrême pauvreté. Aujourd’hui plus que jamais, nous devons nous mobiliser en tant que communauté.

With uncertain times ahead, let’s make sure to stay in touch and be there for one another, whether by email or by following us on social media. Read about our key points and changes over the coming weeks, and we will be sending regular updates including how to forge ahead on some key campaigns. Stay safe everyone.

With hope, Chris Dendys, Executive Director, Results Canada

lisez quelques informations importantes et changements prévus pour les semaines à venir

Travailler ensemble, de manière virtuelle

La situation actuelle sort de l’ordinaire. Et tandis que nous apprenons à nous adapter à cette nouvelle réalité, nous aussi, chez Résultats Canada, nous nous adaptons. Pour assurer la sécurité de notre personnel et des autres, nous reportons tous les rassemblements puis le personnel a commencé à travailler de la maison.

Compte tenu du report de notre conférence nationale, nous réfléchissons à la possibilité de vous offrir des occasions virtuelles pour maintenir nos liens et nous cherchons des possibilités à long terme pour déployer nos actions de plaidoyer.

J’espère que nous sommes également capables de réfléchir profondément à ces évènements — que disent-ils de nous et quels enseignements pouvons-nous en tirer – quels impacts ont-ils sur nos objectifs généraux visant à soutenir la sécurité sanitaire, l’équité et les droits ? De plus, d’un point de vue stratégique, dès que nous sommes dans l’impossibilité d’utiliser certains de nos outils traditionnels, nous nous devons de réfléchir à la façon de relever ce défi et, par conséquent, identifier de nouveaux outils qui facilitent l’engagement et qui ont un impact.  

Des occasions immédiates pour participer à la conversation en ligne

Une lecture approfondie pour réfléchir

  • 'A ticking time bomb': Scientists worry about coronavirus spread in Africa (seulement disponible en anglais)
  • Commentary: Coronavirus shows how we need vaccines before, not after, an outbreak (seulement disponible en anglais) – Seth Berkley, directeur de Gavi

En tant que défenseurs de la santé mondiale, nous savons combien il est important d’obtenir les faits et de demeurer informés. Les sites Web de l’ Agence de la santé publique du Canada et de l' Organisation mondiale de la santé sont d’excellentes ressources pour obtenir des informations fiables et à jour sur le COVID-19.

faqs (seulement disponible en anglais)

Is Results still open?

Yes, we are. Staff are available to help and support you in your important advocacy work. Note however that the Results Canada office is physically closed with our staff working from home until further notice. Staff will still be able to access the information and resources needed to support you, and little will change with regard to the Results website, e-mail updates and actions, and online resources. We ask for your patience and understanding if certain requests are delayed. If any changes in Results activities and events are needed, we will notify you at the earliest possible time.

If you have a question for membres du personnel, please email them directly {firstname}@resultscanada.ca. You can also contact office@resultscanada.ca.

Should I still do advocacy work with Results?

Absolutely! Refer to our website for the latest details on our ongoing campaigns. Make sure to inscrivez-vous to our email list so that you can get the latest details in your email inbox.  

Ending extreme poverty doesn’t stop during this crisis. As with most crises and natural disasters, it is the world’s most vulnerable communities that typically experience the greatest hardship. We must keep up our advocacy efforts to push for resources and policies that will help people meet their basic needs in this crisis and beyond. 

Raise your voice to show support for initiatives that address the needs of the poorest and most vulnerable at home and abroad. Writing letters, using social media, making phone calls, sending emails, and generating media are all things that can be done online in the comfort of your own home. Now is also the time to do a deeper dive learning about the issues you care about and working on building up your advocacy skill set

If you need to do some kind of coordinated activity involving your group, set up a free Zoom account, Skype, Google Hangouts or other free video conferencing service to connect and plan. For tips, consult the recording of a webinar on how to organize remote meetings with Zoom and phone conducted by our friends RESULTS US. Consider also using online collaborative tools like a private Facebook group, a free subscription to Slack and using the online Google suite.

Should my group get together in person for monthly E&A meetings?

No. Results has always promoted the importance and value of in-person gatherings in our advocacy work, but for now we recommend against getting together in person until public health authorities say otherwise. Our volunteers’ health and safety are paramount. Here are some considerations in light of the COVID-19 outbreak:

  • For the monthly E&A meeting or to gather with your fellow Results volunteers, please transition to connecting virtually. Set up a free video conferencing account. For tips, consult the recording of a webinar on how to organize remote meetings with Zoom and phone conducted by our friends RESULTS US.
  • Join  the next Results National Webinar scheduled at a new, earlier date: Sunday April 5 at 7pm ET. Anyone can join remotely and at no additional cost. Click ici to register.
  • Do not plan public events until your local health officials say it is ok.
  • Consider joining our online volunteer community. Envoyez-nous un courriel to learn how.
  • Join our Facebook group to keep the conversation going and envoyez-nous un courriel to be part of our Google Groups listserv so that you’re always in the loop.

Is the Results Canada National Conference still taking place on May 2-4, 2020?

No. As an organization that prioritizes advocacy in support of global health, we feel strongly that advancing policies and taking actions that are supportive of health security is not only appropriate, but the right approach.

It is our intention to reschedule our National Conference to a later date and will reach out to you to join us once that date is set.  In the short-term, we have reached out to registrants to ensure that refunds for registration are addressed, and are available to answer any questions you may have - envoyez-nous un courriel.

Since the Results Canada National Conference has been postponed, are you planning virtual learning opportunities in the meantime?

Yes. Stay tuned as we work on upcoming ideas. Please envoyez-nous un courriel if you have any ideas or requests.

In the meantime, consider joining these immediate opportunities:

  • Facebook Live Event by RESULTS US to hear Nicholas Kristof, NY Times columnist and author who is known for writing about human rights, women’s rights, health and global affairs - April 4 at 1pm ET
  • Appel national for Results volunteers by Results Canada - April 5 at 7pm ET

Are MPs still working and would they still receive my communication?

Yes and Yes! MPs are working around the clock to ensure the safety and well-being of their constituents - they are certainly listening and responding during this time, however they might be slow to respond due to the volume of calls and emails. Please visit your local MPs social media page or website to find updates on the best way to reach them whether that be by email, to request a phone call or a virtual meeting. Consult vos outils to learn more on how to engage with your MP.

What about the media?

Now more than ever, everyone’s paying attention to the news. Write your letter to the editor or your op-ed by using your tools provided by Results Canada.

How can I take action virtually or online?

There are a lot of ways you can take action on issues related to our current campagnes. Here are some things you can do from the comfort of your home:

  1. use social media
  2. write/email your Member of Parliament (MP)
  3. écrivez une lettre ouverte aux journaux
  4. écrivez une lettre d'opinion

Consult vos outils provided by Results Canada that will give you the resources you need to take action.

What are some trusted sources that I should be following?

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