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A total of 55 records were found for Advocacy
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.


Canada/Federal

The National Educational Association of Disabled Students is a consumer organization, with a mandate to encourage the self-empowerment of post-secondary students with disabilities. NEADS advocates for increased accessibility at all levels so that disabled students may gain equal access to college or university education, which is their right. The Association provides information on services and programs for students with disabilities nationwide, publishes a regular newsletter, and conducts research on issues of importance to its members.
Related keywords: Advocacy, Disabilities

NICE is an international network of researchers, practitioners and students dedicated to improving the care of older adults, both in Canada and abroad.
Related keywords: Advocacy, Elder abuse

The National Youth In Care Network is a national charitable organization completely driven by youth in care (14-24 years of age) across Canada. They are a "by youth, for youth" organization: all of the members, board members, and staff (save one administrative staff) are young people, aged 14 to 24, who are in or from government care.

Related keywords: Advocacy, Child abuse, Public policy

The Commissioner is an advocate for the privacy rights of Canadians and her powers include: Investigating complaints, conducting audits and pursuing court action under two federal laws - Privacy Act and Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA); Publicly reporting on the personal information-handling practices of public and private sector organizations; Supporting, undertaking and publishing research into privacy issues; and Promoting public awareness and understanding of privacy issues.

Related keywords: Advocacy, Freedom of information, Privacy

PovNet is an internet site for advocates, people on welfare, and community groups and individuals involved in anti-poverty work. It provides up-to-date information about welfare and housing laws and resources in British Columbia and Canada. PovNet is a national site with training and resources available for intermediaries across the country.

Related keywords: Advocacy, Poverty

The Institute’s mission is to contribute to the public, the legal profession, and the Supreme Court of Canada by increasing the effectiveness and quality of advocacy before the Court.The principal activity of the Institute is to provide free, non-partisan advocacy advice to a party’s lawyer who is scheduled to appear in an appeal before the Supreme Court of Canada.The Institute is a registered charity and is intended as a public service.

Related keywords: Advocacy, Courts and court judgments, Judges

The Taxpayers' Ombudsman is an independent and impartial officer who reviews complaints from people who believe they have been treated unfairly or unprofessionally by the Canada Revenue Agency. Website includes information about the eight service rights of taxpayers, tips for taxpayers, how to make a complaint and frequently asked questions about the service.

Related keywords: Advocacy, Taxation

A project of the Canadian Institute for Environmental Law and Policy, the purpose of this guide is to harness the citizens’ ability to prevent pollution. Citizens can prevent pollution through individual actions, consumer behaviour, and by applying pressure on industrial and commercial operations, and institutions (e.g., our governments) to practice the principles of pollution prevention. (PDF – 48 pages, 2005)

Related keywords: Advocacy, Environmental protection and conservation

The David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights is a centre within the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law devoted to advocacy, research and education in the areas of constitutional rights in Canada. The Centre aims to play a vital role in articulating Canada's constitutional vision to the broader world. The cornerstone of the Centre is a legal clinic that brings together students, faculty and members of the bar to work on significant constitutional cases and advocacy initiatives

Related keywords: Advocacy, Charter of Rights, Constitutional law, Research reports and institutes

International

The Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) is an international, multi-generational, feminist, creative, future-orientated membership organization committed to achieving gender equality, sustainable development and women's human rights. AWID’s work is structured through multi-year programs known as Strategic Initiatives. Each strategic initiative includes a range of activities from membership consultations and surveys, primary research and dialogues with policy makers (including targeted advocacy) to capacity building institutes, regional networking and information dissemination. In addition, AWID works to ensure that the specific priorities and voices of young women are strongly represented in all our initiatives.

Related keywords: Advocacy, Human rights, International law

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