Advocacy is the pursuit of influencing opinions, individual behaviour, and organizational conduct to achieve social change. Desired outcomes include influence on public policy, law, and resource allocation. Advocacy often occurs in the context of activities intended to educate and inform, while at other times may involve non-partisan political dialogue.
Opt advocacy campaigns
School sexual health education
In 2002, the Provincial Board of Options for Sexual Health launched an advocacy initiative to improve the quality of sexual health education in BC schools. Since that time, Opt has held a consensus conference on the issue, produced toolkits for parents and youth to assist them in their own advocacy efforts, and mailed a flyer to 1.2 million homes in BC to increase awareness about sex education. Find out more...
Sex and the Law
Easy-to-understand information about sexual and reproductive health rights in Canada is not readily available. Imagine if you are new to Canada, trying to learn a new language and how a completely new society operates, and unfamiliar with your rights to health care and personal protection.