Introducing our 2022 advocacy plan for #TheWorldWeNeed

By: Laura Published: 31/01/2022

Despite the uncertainty continuing to surround our lives due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we know what political leaders need to do to protect the health and wealth of people everywhere. Results Canada will be maintaining a year-long campaign for #TheWorldWeNeed in 2022.

Each month, we will advocate together in support of high-impact solutions until Canada responds with the bold level of support for investments and policies to realize #TheWorldWeNeed.

This year, our calls-to-action will focus on ending the COVID-19 pandemic and what we know Canada must do to be an ambitious leader for economic opportunityhealth equity, and quality education for all: 

  • Respond to the pandemic with equitable investments and policies to #EndCovidEverywhere
  • Recover from the secondary impacts of the current health and economic crisis to #StopTheDeadlyDivide
  • Prepare for future pandemics to ensure we are #PandemicProof

We know the next variant of COVID-19 is preventable if there is global political will to end the pandemic and world leaders act together now. Societies can rebuild stronger if world leaders learn from our past and implement a modern-day recovery plan akin to the post Second World War Marshall Plan (an unprecedented plan to rebuild Europe after the devastating war). And the world can avoid a repeat of millions of lives and trillions of dollars lost if steps are taken to prepare for the inevitability of the next pandemic.

Hear from our Executive Director, Chris Dendys on how we plan to take action throughout 2022 for #TheWorldWeNeed:



what the plan looks like

We will be centring our advocacy around key asks for #TheWorldWeNeed.

Ask 1: To respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, recover globally and prepare for future threats Canada must increase its International Assistance Envelope (IAE) by CAD$1.5 billion above the current 2020-21 financial commitments to reach CAD$9 billion in #Budget2022.

January: #TheWorldWeNeed

  • Setting the stage for a year of advocacy to call on Canada to be an ambitious global leader in the response and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, plus prepare for future pandemics

February: #EndCovidEverywhere

  • Building on the past month, we focus on the inequities involved in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic while rallying behind International Development Week and Black History Month

March: #StopTheDeadlyDivide

  • For World Tuberculosis (TB) Day, we show what must be done for an equitable COVID-19 pandemic recovery, which includes support for treatment and prevention of serious diseases like TB (the deadliest infectious disease before COVID-19)

Ask 2: Canada must invest CAD$1.2 billion in the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria ahead of the Seventh Replenishment conference, to recover from the devastating impacts that COVID-19 has had on these longstanding epidemics, and strengthen systems for health to build a healthier, more equitable, pandemic-proof world.

April: #FightForWhatCounts

  • Launching a multi-month campaign to rally alongside the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria’s #FightForWhatCounts funding replenishment campaign that will support important work on these three diseases as the world responds to COVID-19. Watch our recording of the #FightForWhatCounts strategy from April to July 2022.

May: #FightForWhatCounts

  • Extending our multi-month campaign to rally alongside the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria’s #FightForWhatCounts funding replenishment by focusing on the grave threats that HIV, TB, and malaria continue to place on women and girls around the world.

 June: #FightForWhatCounts

  • Zeroing in on the Global Fund’s work to support people-centred care and communities affected by HIV, TB, and malaria. We will march in the Toronto Pride parade to show solidarity and shine a light on the impact that the Global Fund has had on protecting the health of the LGBTQ2+ community (one of the communities most affected).

July: #FightForWhatCounts

  • Focusing on the people behind the fight against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis (TB), and malaria – community health workers. This is our final month of advocacy in support of the Global Fund ahead of a potential pledging moment for Canada at the International AIDS Conference.

August-December

  • Stay tuned as we reveal the next few months in August!

To support these calls-to-action, our work continues to rely on effective collaboration with our domestic and global partners. There are a few key organizations that are working toward similar goals this year. You’ll hear a lot about these partners throughout 2022:

ACT-Accelerator

The ACT-Accelerator is the global solution for equitable allocation of COVID-19 tools to address inequities in access for people living in underserved areas and countries, including humanitarian settings. Results Canada has been advocating in support of the ACT-Accelerator since its creation in April 2020. Canada’s IAE increased in 2021 from 2020 largely because of the pandemic and an investment of more than CAD$1.3 billion in the ACT-Accelerator. To get the pandemic under control and achieve the global target to vaccinate 70% of the world by end of 2022, Canada must continue to invest in the ACT-Accelerator. Learn more

Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI)

CEPI is a global partnership launched in Davos in 2017 with the support of Canada to develop and ensure access to vaccines to stop future pandemics. They invest in and support vaccine development, licensure, and manufacturing, as well as coordinate activities to improve the collective response to pandemics.  At their Pandemic Preparedness Summit in March, they will be looking to Canada for continued support and investment in their USD$3.5 billion plan to cut the time it takes to make a safe and effective vaccine against any virus to just 100 days.

Global Fund

The Global Fund is a partnership designed to accelerate the end of AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria as epidemics. The Global Fund mobilizes and invests more than USD$4 billion a year to support programs run by local experts in more than 100 countries. Results Canada has a long history of advocating in support of this high-impact multi-lateral organization. Most recently, when Canada was due to invest in The Global Fund in 2019, we helped secure an investment of CAD$930.4 million for their programming from 2021-2023. Now, the funds need to be replenished for programming from 2024-2026, so the United States will be hosting the 7th Replenishment Conference this year. We will be looking to Canada to make its biggest investment to date at the AIDS2022 conference in Montreal this summer. 

To protect the health and wealth of people, now more than ever, we must raise our voices to demand #TheWorldWeNeed. Take action now for our current call-to-action.

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