Our staff and volunteers meet with elected officials from local, provincial and national governments to persuade them to make the fight against cancer one of their top priorities.
Some issues have multiple advocacy campaigns for different levels of government. For example, we advocate for better tobacco control:
- at the local level – where we work with communities to push for smoke-free environments in their municipalities
- at the provincial level – where we lobby to raise tobacco taxes to discourage consumption
- at the national level – where we fight to regulate the way cigarettes are packaged across the country, by featuring graphic warnings about the health effects of smoking