This has been a big-impact year for RESULTS Canada, thanks to our volunteers, to our team of committed staff, and to donors across Canada who believe that a world free of extreme poverty is possible.
Together, we have helped to generate incredible wins this year—resulting in increased resources for programs and improved policies to mobilize health, education and opportunity for those that need it most. Independent of any government or corporate funding, we tap into the power of passionate citizen advocates and raise our voices to improve the lives of people living in poverty.
Here is a snapshot of what we’ve accomplished in the last few years in pursuit of a world without extreme poverty:
- $100 million commitment to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative – an investment that is helping to wipe polio from the planet
- The largest education investment in history to target girls and boys living in crisis at the 2018 G7 – a total of $3.8 billion, including $400 M from Canada, will ensure 8.5 million more children in the worst contexts are educated every year
- $50 million for the Global Financing Facility (GFF) to support countries around the world to build sustainable health systems that prioritize women, children, and adolescents’ health
- An educational MP delegation to Kenya where Canadian MPs met health care workers, tuberculosis patients, and school children to gain a better understanding some of the core issues impacting poverty. These MPs are already championing these issues in Parliament and with their colleagues, and the momentum is building!
Countless letters were sent to Members of Parliament (MPs), Senators, Ministers, and the Prime Minister. Hundreds of media pieces were published. High-impact meetings were organized with decision-makers and with parliamentarians in Ottawa and in communities across Canada.
This is what RESULTS Canada is all about—passionate citizens committed to raising our voices for a world without extreme poverty, and leveraging resources for programs and improved policies that give people living in poverty the health, education, and opportunity they need to thrive.
These major investments by Canada provide us many reasons to celebrate as we head into 2019, when we will work even harder to educate, inspire and equip people and decision makers with the strategies, tools, tactics, and areas of focus that are most effective to combat poverty.
Thank you for helping us achieve incredible progress in 2018.