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Definition:

To plead for, or support a person or issue. Some advocacy services assist individuals with problems such as consumer issues, rental problems, welfare appeals; other advocacy groups aim to influence public policy or push for changes in the system or society in general.


Alberta Resources

The Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre (SKCAC) is a non-profit organization that, together with their partners, takes a leadership role to advance the way our country understands and addresses child abuse. They work with their partner organizations to provide wrap-around services to assess, investigate, intervene, and support survivors of child abuse while bringing offenders to justice.

Related keywords: Advocacy, Child abuse

The Utilities Consumer Advocate has a mandate to educate, advocate and mediate for Alberta's residential, farm, and small business energy consumers. The UCA represents Alberta small consumers by acting as the voice of consumers during regulatory proceedings to ensure the lowest regulated rates consistent with reasonable service, and by providing consumers with the information they need to make informed choices about how to purchase electricity and natural gas, based on their individual circumstances. When consumers have exhausted known avenues of issue resolution, the UCA will investigate and mediate concerns with utility companies.

Related keywords: Advocacy, Consumer protection and fraud, Landlord and tenant, Mediation and alternative dispute resolution

The WRC helps Alberta workers through advocacy, our Casework Program, and Public Legal Education. If you need help with an employment issue, the WRC is here for you.

Related keywords: Advocacy, Workers' health and safety, Workers' rights and employment standards

Canada/Federal

2019 Voting Guide for Indigenous Women, Two-spirit, and LGBTQQIA Voters was created by the Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC) with support from Elections Canada. The voting guide takes Indigenous women and gender-diverse people through a step-by-step process:

  • how to register to vote
  • how to vote if you are a student
  • how to prove your identity and address
  • what types of identification items you can use to prove your identity and address
  • how to vote at the advance polls, by mail or on election day
  • what to expect at the polling station

Along with a list of the political parties, the guide offers a number of tips on how to decide whom to vote for (for example, think about the issues you care about and look at how the different parties address those issues) and provides a section on how Canada’s political system works.

Related keywords: Advocacy, Political process and voting

Beyond Borders is a national, bilingual, volunteer organization advancing the rights of children everywhere to be free from sexual abuse and exploitation. We are a registered charity without political or religious affiliation.Beyond Borders is the Canadian representative of ECPAT International, a global network of more than 80 groups in 75 countries.

Related keywords: Advocacy, Child abuse, Sexual assault

CAEFS is an association of self-governing, community-based Elizabeth Fry Societies that work with and for women and girls in the justice system, particularly those who are, or may be, criminalized. The website provides contact information for member societies across the country and a directory of programs and services in each region.

Related keywords: Advocacy, Reintegration, Restorative justice

The Canadian Association of Farm Advisors is a non-profit professional organization dedicated to assisting farm businesses by increasing the skills and knowledge of farm advisors. It's mission is to continually improve the quality of advice being given to farm producers and their families, including agribusiness.

Related keywords: Advocacy, Business

Founded in 1980, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives is an independent, non-partisan research institute concerned with issues of social, economic and environmental justice.

Related keywords: Advocacy, Public policy, Research reports and institutes

The Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children (CCRC) is a network of Canadian organizations and individuals who promote respect for the rights of children. Its purpose is to: exchange information; provide public education materials about the Convention on the Rights of the Child; monitor implementation of the Convention in Canada; and engage in dialogue with government officials on child rights issues.

Related keywords: Advocacy, Human rights, International law

The Canadian Labour Congress brings together Canada's national and international unions, the provincial and territorial federations of labour and community based labour councils. They provide research and policy leadership on issues that impact all working people, political advocacy for policies and programs that improve the lives of all Canadians, education programs and community organizing.

Related keywords: Advocacy, Public policy, Unions

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