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Advocacy

The purpose of this unit is to provide an overview of ways ethnocultural organizations can define and implement advocacy programs that create positive social change for their constituencies.

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Following are sources of additional information on conducting advocacy campaigns.

Organization Website Comments
Institute for Media Policy and Civil Society http://www.impacs.org
  • Canadian organization with resource materials on how to influence public policy.
National Network for Health http://www.nnh.org/tobacco/toc2.htm
  • Has an on-line advocacy planning handbook that deals with tobacco and youth. Clear and to the point, it covers all aspects of an advocacy campaign.
Canadian Society of Association Executives http://www.csae.com/bookstore
  • A Guide to Government Relations for Directors of Not-For-Profit Organizations.
Peace, Earth, and Justice News http://www.pej.ca/tools
  • An Activist Toolkit.
Voluntary Sector Initiative http://www.vsi-isbc.ca
  • Publication: A Code of Good Practice on Policy Dialogue.
Ginsler & Associates Inc. http://www.manta.com/ic/mtqg3y1/ca/ginsler-associates-inc
  • Online Advocacy Resources for non-profits.
Pov net http://www.povnet.org
  • Advocates and advocate training and education tools, guides, kits.