University of Ottawa
School of International Development and Global Studies
In Ottawa (May 7-18) + On-line components (May 1-4 , May 21-June 11)
This course is open to students from all universities with a background in International Development Studies or related fields.
Dr. Rebecca Tiessen
School of International Development and Global Studies, University of Ottawa
Dr. John Cameron
Dept. of International Development Studies, Dalhousie University
Do you believe that social and environmental justice require changes to government laws and policies? Public policy advocacy is the process of influencing policy decision-makers (politicians, their staff and civil servants) with the goal of changing government laws and policies. This course introduces students to the strategies of effective policy advocacy through a focus on Canadian-based struggles for global justice. The course will involve a combination of seminars, guest speakers from NGOs and government, and a one-week internship with an advocacy organization in Ottawa.
May 1-4: On-line preparation (e-materials available by April 15)
May 7-10: In Ottawa (Seminars, Guest Speakers, Site visits)
May 11-18: Internship placements in Ottawa
May 18: Debrief of Internship placements (Ottawa)
May 19: Students free to return to homes across Canada
May 19-June 10: Students work on internship projects by distance
June 10: Final report on internship project due
Costs: Course registration (uOttawa): for more information regarding tuition fees please refer to the .
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