Pillar 2: Position Your Issues

Being able to position your issues so they fit within the agenda of the person you are advocating to will help draw in their interest and engage them.

  • If you’re doing advocacy on behalf of an organization, such as Kidney Cancer Canada, find out what matters to the people you represent – this will help to frame your issues.
  • Build alliances with other individuals or groups around common issues and move forward as a united force.
  • Look for third party advocates who may be willing to take your issues to decision-makers on your behalf. Examples of third party advocates for kidney cancer include: the Cancer Advocacy Coalition of Canada, Canadian Organization for Rare Disorders, your physician, etc.

Pillar 3: Building relationships

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