what we do

we advance solutions to end extreme poverty and achieve our goals through advocacy - it’s what makes us efficient, effective and powerful

We direct our energy and efforts to make the greatest impact for people living in poverty. Together with our partners, our champions, and our volunteers, we ask Canadian federal government decision makers – parliamentarians who are Members of Parliament (MPs), Ministers, and Senators – to improve policies and make monetary investments to end extreme poverty so that people get access to health, education, and economic opportunity.

we educate

We equip our volunteers and decision makers with training, tools and support to learn which strategies, tactics and areas of focus are most effective to combat poverty.

we advocate

We take action by raising our voices to the media and decision makers. We speak out to hold the Canadian government accountable to deliver on their promises and ensure that anti-poverty solutions translate into reality.

we educate

With expert knowledge, we create campaigns to end extreme poverty by devising tactics to improve policies and leverage resources. By targeting the right decision makers at the right time to generate conversation about what we need to do to lift people out of poverty, we create impact that results in meaningful change. Here’s some of what we do:

our theory of change in actions and impact

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We EDUCATE parliamentarians (Members of Parliament (MPs), Ministers, and Senators) on high impact anti-poverty solutions that make a difference.

expert fact

Politicians and government decision makers are busy and might not have the time to learn all the details of the issues affecting people living in poverty. You can help by sharing your knowledge with them.

secret tip

Politicians are in their jobs because of you! As Canadians we have voted them into office to represent us. They want to hear from you to learn what issues you feel are most important.
2

We SUPPORT our volunteers so they have the skills and confidence they need to communicate powerfully to decision makers - whether through face-to-face meetings, over the phone or in writing.

expert fact

Sending a personalized handwritten letter by mail is one of the most influential tactics to get a government decision maker’s attention – but nothing tops the effectiveness of an in-person meeting.

secret tip

If you write to a Minister or the Prime Minister, they are obligated to respond to your letter. You will receive a response - guaranteed! (PS. And you can send your letter postage-free to any parliamentarian - wow!)
3

We TRAIN and encourage volunteers to engage with their community and the media by writing letters to the editor (LTEs) and op-eds to their local newspapers.

expert fact

From local papers in small communities to large national newspapers, you can give your published piece extra mileage by sharing it on social media and tagging key decision makers.

secret tip

Canadian government decision makers review LTEs and Op-eds to gauge the pulse across the country, - especially the small, local town newspapers. So if your letter or opinion gets published, chances are it will get noticed!
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We PARTNER with other like-minded organizations to educate on effective anti-poverty solutions and combine efforts with them to achieve global impact.

expert fact

We work across borders to set bold targets for increases in global investment to advance health, education and economic opportunities for people living in poverty. 

secret tip

Global Fund example: We advocate both on behalf of the Global Fund, to ensure that it has the funding needed to ensure big impact, as well as to the leadership at the Global Fund, to ensure that the Fund is working as efficiently and effectively as possible. You can rest assured that every dollar that results from your volunteering hard work has maximum impact!
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We AMPLIFY the powerful voices of champions and use their impactful voices to educate and influence about the issues, causes and consequences of global poverty.

expert fact

We work to amplify the voices of people with lived experiences including survivors of diseases - those who grew up in poverty who are powerful advocates in their own rights.

secret tip

Remember that every decision maker you meet with is a real person. Telling them a personal story about why YOU care about the issue can be even more powerful than sharing the latest statistics or facts.

we advocate

We provide best-in-class advocacy support to train and coach volunteers so that they can take on the kind of work that a lobbyist or public relations pro might - but with the authenticity, passion and credibility of everyday people driven by a mission, not by a profit.

ad·vo·cate | ˈad-və-ˌkāt
: to support or argue for (a cause, policy, etc.)
: to act as an advocate (defender, supporter) for someone or something

As advocacy experts, we use the power of conversation and persuasion combined with education to take action for people living in extreme poverty and bring about impactful change. When you volunteer with us, you will learn how to raise your voice and take action by influencing parliamentarians, publishing letters in the media, using social media, and participating in events, fundraisers and more!

Want to volunteer with us? Sign up for an info session to learn more.

Results focuses 100% on advocacy. Without any strings attached, it is a nonprofit group which is working for the benefit of the masses. Whether it’s TB, malaria, poverty, women’s empowerment, they are working on all these projects, taking action, so that more funding can be given to these projects all over the world.

– Vinay, Results volunteer
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