GRAN (Grandmothers Advocacy Network) is a national civil society organization composed of multi-partisan volunteers: grandmothers and ‘grand-others’ from across Canada. We are committed to advocating for policies and programs with the potential to benefit the grandmothers of sub-Saharan Africa and the children orphaned by AIDS in their care.
From Our Hill to Parliament Hill is a cross-Canada event GRAN is organizing to draw public attention to an important humanitarian bill that will be debated in Parliament on Oct.16th & Nov.21st. It concerns Canada’s ability to send quality, affordable generic medicines to an approved list of developing countries that are battling life-threatening epidemics such as HIV/AIDS.
On November 1, GRAN members and other supporters will be gathering across the country to send a message to all MPs on Parliament Hill. Pass Bill C-398 and save lives! Here in Vancouver, we are hosting a noon-hour public awareness rally on the steps of the Vancouver Art Gallery – Robson Street Plaza (that will be our “Hill”).
We have invited some key people and members of NGOs who share our concern. We will have a short program of speakers, singers and drummers. Please join us and show support for this important legislation that will save lives! For more info, link to: http://grandmothersadvocacy.org/about/who-we-are/ Canadian organizations endorsing Bill C-398 and CAMR Reformhttp://grandmothersadvocacy.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/12-02-Coalition-Statement_Feb162012-_ENG.pdf