Category Archives: Advocacy

Walk-A-Mile in Her Shoes

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Wednesday, May 30, from noon to 1 p.m.

Join the UWCNY Team in the White Ribbon Campaign’s 4th annual “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” Fundraiser. Support White Ribbon’s primary prevention program in its work to end violence against women, and promote gender equality, healthy relationships, and a new vision of masculinity.

You could also consider sponsoring one of your friends on the UWCNY Team. Click here.

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Gun Control

In our recent club survey a number of members expressed interest in Gun Control as an issue that they wanted to learn more about. A new federal gun control bill is expected soon. Read more here.


REDress Project – York University

The REDress Project uses red dresses to draw attention to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) in Canada. Using donated red dresses, Metis artist Jaime Black  has created an installation art project that serves as a visual reminder of the missing and murdered women, girls and two-spirited persons.

The REDress Project is part of a week of special events running from March 5 to 9. Find out more here.

Universal Pharmacare

“It is time to finish writing the final chapter in Medicare’s story.”

We need your help.

Right now, the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health is writing their report to Parliament on Pharmacare. What they say will define the debate and shape how our Federal Government addresses Pharmacare.

Canada’s provincial and territorial health ministers announced in October that they have federal support to explore the feasibility of a national universal Pharmacare program for prescription drugs.

Please write to your elected officials at both the provincial and federal levels to tell them you support the implementation of a single national universal drug plan which would cover medically necessary prescription drugs for all Canadians, regardless of their ability to pay.

Research shows that it only takes 10 constituents contacting their elected official to cause them to act.

With both the federal and Ontario elections coming up, the time is right!

Need ideas for your letter? Find samples in Members Only under Advocacy, Pharmacare letter writing campaign.