Over the past three months, STAND Canada has taken the opportunity to step back and evaluate our organization’s mandate, activities and effectiveness. We continue to be committed to making it easy for our membership to translate compassion into action by becoming advocates against genocide, but we believe it’s time to consider new ways of accomplishing this goal to maximize our impact.
In the past few months, we have asked our membership for feedback. After hearing from our alumni, our chapters and members, we have decided to make some changes to ensure that STAND effectively facilitates anti-genocide advocacy and continues to empower youth and the Canadian public at-large.
Over the past weeks and months, STAND Canada has been working hard to deepen our commitment in Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo and conflict zones around the world. We have been developing new priorities and initiatives for the New Year and after the holidays, we will launch two new initiatives. First, STAND will be starting a campaign in January that focuses on conflict minerals in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Second, we will work to expand our work to include other, emergency conflict regions and to provide you with both more information about the issues we know you care about and the different ways to get involved.
We want to build our capacity to educate, inform and then act which is why we need your assistance. This holiday season, I ask that you continue to support our efforts by giving a gift to STAND Canada.
STAND operates through the commitment of our volunteer-driven membership and the generosity of our donors
. We have a clear direction for the future of the organization. I urge you to think about the impact $5, $10, or $20 dollars will make in providing the resources we need to effectively advocate for Canada to be a world leader in the prevention of genocide and other mass atrocities. You can stand with us this holiday season or you can encourage others to do so by making donations in your name. Remember it is not what you stand for, but instead what you stand up for that really counts.Help us build our capacity today to change the world of tomorrow.
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