The campaigns that you participated in had a huge impact. RHF/RHI agreed to dialogue and we started preparing for face to face talks with them. Unfortunately, senior leaders from both organisations refused to attend the proposed talks and their communications representatives repeatedly postponed the talks, eventually withdrawing altogether.
Instead of getting dialogue, which we campaigned so hard for, we received a 13 page document.
The document contained no plan to cure chronic spinal cord injury. Click for a copy of the full document and our three page summary.
We have been brushed off and so have decided to take the campaign to the next level.
We are now appealing to Canadians to participate in our campaign to the Federal Government. RHF/RHI receive a majority of their funding from the Federal Government and if they won’t respond to us, it’s time to deal directly with their funders.
We are demanding that federal money be set aside particularly for chronic cure.
Supporters from all over the world can and will sign a petition, but it's really important for Canadians to be the ground troops for cure. This is Canadian tax-payer money at stake!
ALL Canadians are welcome, injured or not. As a Canadian you will:
- be the sponsor of the petition. You will make an appeal to the world to ensure that one of the largest and most well financed SCI organization makes chronic cure a priority
- visit your MP to explain the petition before it is released to the world and deliver it after it has been signed by our global supporters
- visit your local paper to talk about our work and try to get as much attention as possible through other media
You will be provided with full background information and a list of talking points for the press and MPs. You will have access to a network of global cure-activists who will be on hand to support and guide you through this exciting process.
So come on Canadians!
Stand up for a cure for chronic spinal cord injury so that one day, everyone can stand.
Please leave your name and contact details by clicking here for more information or to join the Canadians Cure Chronic SCI.