COVID stole the spotlight from Canada’s health advocacy groups — here’s how they’re adapting.

Organizations advocating for patients have had to get creative to fight for the attention of the public — and funders

Why It Matters

As the COVID-19 pandemic has dominated conversation globally, healthcare advocacy groups find themselves in a battle for public attention in order to represent their patients’ time-sensitive interests.

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