Advocacy Fellowship

Organization Details
Organization Name: Results Canada
Address: 905-280 Albert St
Ottawa ON  K1P 5G8
Organizational Description: Results is a global movement of passionate citizens committed to raising our voices for a world without extreme poverty. We leverage resources for programs and improved policies that give people living in poverty the health, education and opportunity they need to thrive. Results Canada has local groups of volunteers across the country.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: Starting in January 2021, the Results Education and Advocacy Fellowship is a brand new opportunity for adults across Canada that features hands-on advocacy and leadership training:

- receive training and support over 12 months to become a powerful advocate and leader
- learn about global health, the causes and consequences of extreme poverty, and the solutions to address it
- learn how to communicate powerfully and to write impactful letters to the media
- learn how to influence your Member of Parliament (MP) on issues that matter
- take action on a monthly basis on our current campaigns
- start your own Results group or help a local Results group grow and thrive
- participate in webinars where you will hear from inspiring speakers
- meet like-minded individuals, network and create meaningful relationship
Skills Required: - Commitment to accomplish monthly Fellowship goals and reports
- At least 15 years old (at the start of the Fellowship)
- Based in Canada from January-December 2021
- Past experience in student or community activism, political campaigns, or other anti-poverty or social justice focused activities preferred
Skills Gained/Related Careers: Throughout the year, participants (fellows) will meet virtually as a group to develop their leadership, communication and advocacy skills, deepen their understanding of global health and extreme poverty in the Global South, take action in the form of writing to the media (letters to the editor and op-eds), voice opinions on social media, and engage with federal government decision makers to guide them towards decisions that give people living in poverty the health, education and opportunity they need to thrive.

Backed by the in-depth research and legislative expertise of Results Canada staff and partners, Results fellows will realize the incredible power they possess to use their voices.
Age: 17 and under, 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Daytime, Evening, Weekend
You will commit 4-6 hours per week for the entire 12-month curriculum. Some hours will be scheduled (calls with other fellows or webinars) while other activities can be done on your own schedule. We will do our best to accommodate the schedule of all fellows for scheduled calls. Scheduled calls: monthly fellowship call monthly call to action Q&A monthly Results group Education & Action (E&A) meeting other calls as opportunities come up (webinars, national calls, etc.) rest of activities can be done on your own schedule.
Location of volunteer opportunity: Winnipeg
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? No
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? No
Opportunity is available to candidates that: Are fulfilling volunteer hours for credit
Are supported
Speaks French
Uses a wheelchair
Organization will provide: Training/Orientation
How to Apply: Online:
Closing Date: Dec 31, 2022