COVID-19 Response Sign-On Letters

The following are various letters in response to the COVID-19 that the CCIC has proudly signed-on. 

 

Imagine Canada 

A formal letter written by Imagine Canada addressed to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau requesting that the federal government’s response to include and communicate measures to assist charities and non-profits during the COVID-19 crisis. 

 

Emergency Coalition of Canadian Charities 

A formal letter written to the Government of Canada by the leaders of over 150 Canadian charities to address the need for urgent financial support to prevent the irreparable collapse of the sector and their vital programs due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.  

 

Open Letter: Make Vaccines and Diagnostic Tools for COVID19 Developed with Public Funding in Canada Available to All 

Addressed to the Government of Canada, the Universities Allied for Essential Medicines as well as individuals and organizations dedicated to promoting public health, are requesting that all diagnostics, vaccines and treatments for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) that are developed with Canadian public dollars are equitably priced, available to everyone and free at the point of delivery. 

 

A debt jubilee to tackle the Covid-19 health and economic crisis
 

A Jubilee Debt Campaign signed by over 200 networks and organizations calling for the cancellation of all external debt payments due to be made in 2020 and provision of emergency additional finance which does not create debt to help tackle the urgent health, social and economic crises resulting from the COVID-19 global pandemic. 

 

Civil Society Reference Group to the OECD-DAC 

In this joint statement, the members of the Development Assistance Committee Civil Society Organization (DAC-CSO) Reference Group offer their full and constructive collaboration with the DAC and its members in addressing and requesting the following to the Government of Canada – protect, fulfill and surpass existing aid commitments, keep aid focused on critical areas, distinct and additional to humanitarian response, to put people’s health and overall welfare above donors’ economic and corporate interests and to uphold the integrity of aid, human rights and effectiveness principles. 

 

A call for human rights oversight of government responses to the COVID-19 pandemic (Amnesty International) 

Amnesty International is calling on all levels of government to enhance and strengthen the human rights oversight of their responses to the COVID-19 outbreak. Endorsed by over 100 individuals and organizations, they are asking to ensure that Indigenous knowledge-keepers, representatives of federal, provincial and territorial human rights commissions, representatives of relevant municipal human rights offices and language commissioners have or strengthen the official advisory role to special committees, emergency task forces and crisis response working groups and immediately establish or identify independent human rights oversight committees made up of First Nations, Métis and Inuit representatives.