Thank you for being part of the #EndPoverty Challenge

By: Results Canada Published: 22/11/2022

For the second year, Results Canada recognized International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (IDEP) on October 17, 2022 with our #EndPoverty Challenge. During the month of October, staff and volunteers come together to raise awareness and funds to directly support Results Canada’s work on advancing global health equity, education, and economic opportunity for all.

Our focus this year was on the “steps” we can take for a world free of extreme poverty as the world faces a convergence of crises – COVID-19, conflict, and climate change. Our roadmap to addressing these issues includes supporting more and more everyday Canadians to join us as advocates. Over the last few years, Results has grown to over 500 powerful volunteers and with the funds raised from the #EndPoverty Challenge we can light up more Canadians to the power of advocacy, especially in regions where a larger presence could yield big results.

As of today, we have raised over $3,000 against our challenge goal of $15,000 and are grateful to the people who ran fundraisers, recruited, and donated to Results in honour of IDEP. We were as ambitious as we were last year despite renewed COVID-fears this fall and a looming recession. Although we didn’t achieve our goal, we continue to raise political will to end extreme poverty with our dedicated network of volunteers and our newest Fellowship cohort.

Chris thanks all participants and donors.

Here’s what our participants who fundraised learned from this year’s #EndPoverty Challenge:

 Maryum Chaudhry - Results Canada

Maryum, Vancouver group

Regional coordinator, West & fundraiser

“Fundraising for Results created an opportunity for reflection; I directly witnessed the impact my voice can have in making a difference and felt empowered as I inspired my network to support Results' mission to end global poverty. Through this experience, I realized that although I am only one individual, I have the capacity to support sustainable change by advocating for Results Canada's mission to create a safer world for all”.
Jacob Sablan - Results Canada

Jacob, Vancouver group

Volunteer (Partners in Health-University of British Columbia) & fundraiser

“We have just passed October 17, the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Why should you care? You should care because if no one stands up in solidarity with those living in poverty — who will? 

As an advocate, fundraising is more than raising money. It is about educating others about the importance of building an equitable world and ensuring no one is left behind. It is about collectively taking a step to recognize the humanity in each person and refusing to accept the status quo as it is”.

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Shara, Brampton group

Fellow & fundraiser

“Not only can fundraising bring in more opportunities and pillars of support to the people who need it the most, but it can equip systems and communities with an ongoing stream of help and resources. Additionally, the efforts that go into creating meaningful change can be duly rewarded".

see what Results champion parliamentarians had to say on October 17

We also partnered with parliamentarians to raise awareness for the issues most impacting people living in extreme poverty. Results Canada staff spent the day on Parliament Hill engaging with Members of Parliament (MPs) and filming their statements. We’re so grateful to these parliamentarians:

  • MP Chandra Arya
  • Senator Peter Bohem 
  • MP Pam Damoff
  • Hon. Greg Fergus
  • Hon. Kamal Khera
  • Hon. Mike Lake 
  • Hon. Harjit Sajjan
  • MP Anita Vandenbeld
  • MP Karen Vecchio

Check our Instagram Reels for the parliamentarian videos.


We could not do our advocacy work without you.

Together, we will continue our plans to tackle the recruitment of volunteers in key MP ridings, and we just kicked off a multi-month #KeepThePromise campaign to advocate for an increase to the International Assistance Envelope in the 2023 Federal Budget.

If you weren’t able to join us, or want to do more, consider making a donation today or becoming a monthly donor to Results Canada – even $10/month will contribute to our mission. Our monthly donors’ consistent support helps build momentum in our campaigns and allows us to plan resources and programming for the medium and long term. This benefits our volunteers by giving them the time to build meaningful connections and allows their advocacy efforts to take root with key decision makers to effect the greatest change. 

Stay tuned for more opportunities to support our work with the #KeepThePromise campaign into the new year.

Thank you for your support,

Results Canada staff

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