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Celebrating action and impact in 2019

There’s no doubt about it, 2019 was an exciting year for global poverty advocates and political junkies alike. Thanks to incredible grassroots efforts we saw Canada make some strong commitments to initiatives we know contribute to ending extreme poverty. Some of our most exciting wins are outlined below along with a sneak peek at what we think are the …

Climate Strike

Guest blog: You’ve Marched in the Climate Strike, Now What?

By Chris Zhou, volunteer

You’ve marched in the climate strike, perhaps demanded for policy changes on social media, and maybe even engaged your local candidate. Science has made clear that the adverse effects of climate change will push an even greater number of already marginalized people into poverty. It’s inspiring that you’ve joined this global advocacy effort. But now …


Guest blog: Engaging candidates is essential – a former political staffer’s perspective

Photo: Maryn Devine

By Camille Gooden, volunteer

I cherish my freedom as a Canadian, and as the federal election approaches, I am particularly proud of our legally guaranteed right to participate in the political process.  

I have always had an interest in politics as it impacts almost every aspect of our daily lives. This interest led me to …


How to Use the Power of Conversation to Engage in the 2019 Federal Election

By Tayler Hernandez

Every four years it’s the same story.

You register to vote, go to the polls, line up, tick off a name on a sheet of paper and wait to hear the results. Years of waiting to turn 18 so that you can vote, months of campaigning by candidates, weeks of non-stop news coverage of the upcoming election, just to …


Canadians speak up in Washington DC

(Pictured, left to right, Jean-François Tardif, Moustapha FAYE, Courtney Campbell, Shatabdi Banik and Vinay Dey)

Every year, hundreds of advocates gather in Washington DC for the RESULTS International Conference (IC) to learn, network and of course, advocate! The 2019 Canadian delegation had an Advocacy Day during the Conference where five active and passionate volunteers used the power of their …


Looking back at Women Deliver

In June 2019, over 8,000 passionate advocates gathered in Vancouver BC, for Women Deliver – the largest global conference on gender equality. World leaders, youth, experts and people across many sectors came together to celebrate the power of women and push towards a healthier, wealthier and more equitable world for all.

“The theme of Women Deliver was power and it really …


Advocating for the Right to Education: A Conversation with Hakijamii Kenya

By Tayler Hernandez

Put simply, education is a human right. On the global level, there have been significant strides within the education sector; for example last year’s historic G7 commitment for education for girls, adolescent girls and women in developing countries in the Charlevoix Declaration. Yet, in many countries of the world, the right to education is still not …


Easy 1-2-3-4! Use our Election Toolkit to get ready for the federal election

Now is the time for your voices to be heard – to tell your local candidates to make a firm commitment to put an end to global poverty. Through the power of conversation, we want to let electoral candidates know that Canadians care about international development and Canadian aid. By working together, we can use this federal election to …

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