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Important Points of Contact

Where to Target Your Message

Government Contacts - Federal Level
Here you will find a variety of resources targeted at facilitating political advocacy at a national level. As with any attempt to influence the political process or policy, a multi-pronged and collaborative approach can enhance your ability to effect change. Utilizing provincial resources/collaborators may be one method of achieving this multi-pronged approach. Use links with your provincial associations and lobby your provincial bodies to complement your activities on a national level where appropriate.

Note that this guide is just the beginning. There are many evolving opportunities for intervention and collaboration, so be creative and look for partners in new and innovative places.

  • Health - General

  • Standing Committee on Health
  • Sixth Floor, 131 Queen Street
  • House of Commons
  • Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6
  • [email protected]
  • Public Health Agency of Canada
  • http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/
  • 130 Colonnade Road A.L. 6501H
  • Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0K9
  • [email protected]
  • Aboriginal Health

  • Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples
  • The Senate of Canada
  • Ottawa, ON K1A 0A4
  • [email protected]
  • Health Human Resources

  • Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities
  • Sixth Floor, 131 Queen Street
  • House of Commons
  • Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6
  • [email protected]

 

Consider contacting other National Health Profession Associations for Broad Based Human Health Resource Strategies (e.g. Canadian Medical Association, Canadian Nurses’ Association, Canadian Psychological Association, etc.)

 

 

  • Immigration / Citizenship / Refugee Health

  • Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration
  • Sixth Floor, 131 Queen Street
  • House of Commons
  • Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6
  • [email protected]

 

  • Minister of Citizenship and Immigration:

  • House of Commons
  • Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6
  • Telephone: 613-995-8042
  • [email protected]
  • Women’s Health

  • Standing Committee on the Status of Women (FEWO)
  • Sixth Floor, 131 Queen Street
  • House of Commons
  • Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6
  • [email protected]
  • Special Committee on Violence Against Indigenous Women (IWFA)

  • Sixth Floor, 131 Queen Street
  • House of Commons
  • Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6
  • [email protected]

 

How to Engage Patient / Community Groups


See below for a list of community agencies and interest groups separated by topic that may be a starting point for collaboration around your issue. This is just the beginning. Collaborating with agencies is a great way to lend support to your issue and get your message across. Many agencies may already be doing work in your area of interest or may be greatly impacted by your issue, which sets the stage for meaningful collaboration.

Prior to contacting an agency, it is beneficial to have an idea of the type of commitment you would be asking of them (e.g. sign petition, join a rally) or the type of collaboration you envision. This will help begin the collaboration process, even if it is negotiated as you go along. Do your research! Look into the organization’s political advocacy profile currently or in the past and look for whether it is consistent with your approach. This may give you an impression to what actions they may be willing to commit.

And remember, you can always volunteer to support the agency’s efforts if you do not have a particular political action plan but still wish to get involved.

  • Multicultural Health Brokers Cooperative

  • Mail: 9538 107Ave, Edmonton, AB T5H 0T7
  • Phone: 780-423-1973
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Website: mchb.org
  • Professional Training / Education / International Training

  • Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada
  • 265 Carling Ave, Suite 800
  • Ottawa, ON, K1S 2E1
  • Canadian Association of Interns and Residents

  • 412-151 Slater Street
  • Ottawa, ON, K1P 5H3
  • (613) 234-6448
  • [email protected]
  • Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials

  • 95 St. Clair Avenue West, Suite 1106
  • Toronto, ON, M4V 1N6
  • Phone: +1.416.962.9725
  • Global / International Health

  • Canadian Society for International Health. Société canadienne de santé internationale
  • 1 rue Nicholas Street, Suite 1105
  • Ottawa, ON
  • 613 241-5785
  • Pediatrics

  • Injury Prevention
  • CIHR Team in Child and Youth Injury Prevention
  • L408-4480 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC V6H 3V4
  • Phone: 604-875-2000 ext 5478
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Parachute: Preventing Injuries. Saving Lives

  • Mail: 36 Eglinton Avenue West Suite 704
  • Toronto, Ontario M4R 1A1
  • Phone: 647-776-5100
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Immigrants and Refugees

  • Caring for Kids New to Canada -- Canadian Pediatric Society
  • Mail: Canadian Pediatric Society, 2305 St Laurent Blvd, Ottawa, ON K1G 4J8
  • Phone: 613-526-9397
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Website: http://www.kidsnewtocanada.ca/
  • First Nations

  • First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada
  • Mail: Suite 401 309 Cooper Street, Ottawa, ON K2P 0G5
  • Phone: 613-230-5885
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Twitter: @CaringSociety
  • Canadian Alliance on Mental Health and Mental Illness

  • 141 Laurier Avenue West, Suite 702
  • Ottawa, ON K1P 5J3
  • Phone: (613) 237-2144
  • Fax: (613) 237-1674
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