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 what they need to survive and thrive.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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? Learn more here.