Online Advocacy Bootcamp with OCIC & Results Canada

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals will require collaboration across sectors, disciplines, and regions. This includes working with governments and policy makers. Without committed advocacy to our policy makers, we will not see the results we need in ensuring a world free of extreme poverty. In order to achieve this, we need those working in global poverty and allies to see themselves as advocates, with the skills, knowledge, and desire to push for the changes agreed to in Agenda 2030.

From April to May, 2020, OCIC and Results Canada held an Advocacy Bootcamp Series to strengthen participants’ skills as an advocate for sustainable development and global poverty issues.

Using Results Canada’s advocacy model, participants in the workshops have learned about:

  • What advocacy is and why it is necessary in achieving the SDGs;
  • A collection of advocacy tactics and methods that could be applied to moving their own work forward and the confidence to do so;
  • An overview of some of the best practices, challenges, and opportunities in international development advocacy.

Event details:

  • April 30, 2020 | Week 1: Advocacy 101
    • Trainer: Taryn Russell – Campaigns Director, RESULTS Canada
    • Guest Speakers:
      Chris Dendys – Executive Director, Results Canada
      Roshelle Filart – RESULTS Canada Volunteer, OCIC Board Director
      Amanda Sussman – Author of The Art of the Possible
      Libby Davies – Social Activist, Author of Outside in: A Political Memoir
  • May 07, 2020 | Week 2: From Action to Impact: How to Plan an Advocacy Strategy
    • Trainers:
      Kenneth Boddy – Campaigns Officer for Child Health and Nutrition, Results Canada
      Robyn Christine Waite – Global Health and Tuberculosis Campaigns Officer, Results Canada  
  • May 14, 2020 | Week 3: Who’s got the Power? The Ins & Outs of Parliamentary Advocacy
    • Trainer: Lindsay Sheridan – Parliamentary Officer, Results Canada
    • Guest Speaker: Heather McPherson – Member of Parliament for Edmonton Strathcona
  • May 21, 2020 | Week 4: Advocacy in the Digital Age
    • Trainer: Lisa Zentner – Director of Communications and Public Engagement, Results Canada.
    • Guest Speakers:
      Danny Glenwright – Executive Director of Action Against Hunger Canada
      Lindsay Sheridan – Parliamentary Officer, Results Canada
  • May 28, 2020 | Week 5: Tracking Progress: Best Practices in Monitoring and Evaluating Advocacy
    • Trainer: Taryn Russell – Campaigns Director, RESULTS Canada

Resources and Materials

Webinar Recording


About Results Canada

Results Canada is a global movement of passionate everyday people, committed to raising their voices for a world without extreme poverty. For more information visit