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Take Action

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." (Margaret Mead)

We need CPS members, allied organizations and passionate individuals to hold governments accountable and ensure that public policies are in the best interests of children and youth.

Here are some ways you can help:

  • Spread the word by following the CPS on Twitter and Facebook and sharing posts of interest to you. Remember to tag those you’re seeking to influence and use hashtags such as #cdnhealth.
  • Email or write a letter to your federal/provincial/territorial representatives. Remember, the job of elected officials is to represent and advance the interests of their constituents.
  • Request a meeting with your government representative or local Medical Officer of Health. 
  • Share with your community any new position statements or advocacy initiatives of the CPS. Talk to your friends and colleagues, or write a letter to the editor to your local paper to help raise awareness and grow the community of advocates for child and youth health.

Click here for tips on effective digital advocacy, letter writing and meetings.

Last updated: Dec 5, 2023