Benefit from our Advocacy Center
Advocacy is defined as any action that speaks in favour of, recommends, argues for a cause, supports or defends, or pleads on behalf of others. More than just making people aware of your concerns, advocacy is about persuading policymakers to act in your favour. It is crucial to engage in advocacy because decision-makers react to those who most effectively bring their issues to the forefront of the public agenda.
As a volunteer-based non-profit organization, Ontario Heroes stands for social justice, equality, inclusion, diversity, and equal opportunities. Our Volunteers provide a coordinated, multidisciplinary approach to address the concerns of the individual and their families.
We serve seniors, adults with disabilities, new immigrants, single parents, domestic and international students, and marginalized communities.
We offer Counselling, Education, System navigation, Service coordination and facilitate the referral to an Advocacy organization for ongoing support.
Some of the specific steps that we consider as part of an advocacy effort include:
- Writing a letter to your elected representative(s) or more senior officials.
- Attending a meeting with your elected representative(s)
- Drafting an online petition to the government and securing signatories
- Writing a letter to the editor of your local newspaper.
- Attending a government-organized public consultation or “town hall meeting.”