Actions & Campaigns

We’re stronger together. Join people across British Columbia (and around the world) to raise your voice, and take action to advance COVID safety and health equity in BC.

Help shape accessibility laws in BC

BC policy-makers are in the early stages of creating new regulations around accessibility. Help us get important safety priorities written into law – and make it harder for anti-safety measures (like mask bans) to pass in future!

Time: 15-20 minutes (faster with template answers)

A Black person with dreadlocks and an Asian person with long black hair are wearing respirators and holding a laptop
  

Vulnerability Isn’t Seasonal 2.0: restore masks to BC healthcare

Tell BC policy-makers to keep and strengthen mask protections in healthcare. Vulnerability isn’t seasonal, and neither is COVID-19 – add your voice to protect patients and healthcare workers year-round.

Minimum time: 1 minute or less!

An orange-coloured graphic. At the top right is the logo for DoNoHarm BC. Below is a title that reads, Vulnerability isn't Seasonal two-point-oh (styled as "2.0"). Below this is a hashtag reading, #KeepMasksInHealthcare. To the right is a photo of a white N95 mask with yellow straps. A black footer at the bottom shows the tagline, Let's get loud, followed by the URL, www.DoNoHarmBC.ca, and a QR code.
  

Deadline: Ongoing

Share your story with Postcards for Public Health

Tell the government what’s important to YOU! Amplify our other campaigns, or share how lack of COVID safety impacts you or your community. Use our free printable postcards or any old card, or get creative. Mail to government is free!

Minimum time: 2 minutes

A scattering of colourful printed postcards from DoNoHarm BC include slogans like Clean the Air, Hospitals should give care not Covid, and Be Kind (protect the vulnerable). Between them, postcard backs have hand-written messages to Health Minister Adrian Dix.
  

Deadline: ongoing


Past campaigns

Urgent: Tell BC not to end Paxlovid access in BC

Access to the ONLY home treatment for COVID-19 hangs in the balance in BC. Tell policy-makers we need to cover Paxlovid with Pharmacare – and it shouldn’t cost people $1,400!

Minimum time: 1 minute or less!

blue banner with an orange pill bottle and yellow-highlighted wording reading, Tell BC - don't end Paxlovid coverage
  

Tell the BC NDP what you care about for 2024

Use our survey answer ideas to tell the BCNDP that COVID safety and clean air are key issues in the 2024 election year – and that this includes masks in healthcare.

Minimum time: 5 minutes

A grey-haired healthcare worker wearing a white coat and stethoscope does a blood draw from a young person with long dark hair and a dark shirt. They are both wearing respirators.
  

Vulnerability isn’t seasonal: keep masks in BC healthcare

Tell BC policy-makers to keep and strengthen mask protections in healthcare. Vulnerability isn’t seasonal, and neither is COVID-19 – add your voice to protect patients and healthcare workers year-round.

Minimum time: 1 minute or less!

Two adults in N95 masks against a light blue background, one with long dark hair, assisting an elder with white hair using a walker. Black text reads, Vulnerability Isn't Seasonal. #KeepMasksInHealthcare. Share your thoughts by April 1. www.DoNoHarmBC.ca
  

Tell the federal government to fund COVID safety in 2024

Use our template survey answers to tell the Government of Canada to fund clean air, Long COVID care and research, and a PPE tax credit for Canadians!

Minimum time: 5 minutes

Closeup of a Black person's hands holding an N-95 equivalent mask
  

Renew pandemic support in BC’s 2024 budget

B.C. funding for COVID-related initiatives ends after 2023. Join us to demand continued funding for essential tools like vaccination, testing, and PPE for healthcare workers – plus other vital public health measures like clean air and Long COVID support.

Minimum time: 1 minute or less!

BC's Parliament Building on a sunny day with a clear blue sky
  

Include COVID safety in Richmond’s Accessibility Plan

Tell the City of Richmond to include clean air and COVID safety in their new Accessibility Plan, using our template survey answers. Anyone can take part, and improvements for one city set an important precedent for others!

Minimum time: 5 minutes

A Black woman points out something in the distance to her non-binary Asian partner as they hold hands and stroll through a lush park. The couple both wear KN-95 masks and have coordinating colors on, with woman in lavender, white, and pastel pink and the non-binary person in champagne pink.
  

Add COVID safety to Vancouver accessibility planning

Tell the City of Vancouver to include clean indoor air and COVID safety in their new Accessibility Strategy. Survey open to members of the disability community, family, caregivers, and organizations providing services.

Minimum time: 5 minutes

A Black person with short curly hair, a business suit and a respirator is taking public transit.
  

Want to learn more, or organize your own action? Check out our resources below.

  • Help shape accessibility laws in BC
    Help us get important safety priorities written into law – and make it harder for anti-safety measures (like mask bans) to pass in future.
  • How to call your MLA (and other policy-makers)
    Use our phone script to call your MLA (and other key policy-makers) in 30 seconds! Leave a message urging them to keep masks in healthcare year-round.
  • Fax or email your MLA
    Use our templates to fax or email your MLA and other policy-makers, demanding BC keep mask protections in BC healthcare. (Find a free online fax service too!)
  • #Postcards4PublicHealth Guide 2.0
    Did you know sending mail to many members of government is free? Send policy-makers a postcard (or a dozen postcards) to highlight the impacts of abandoning safety measures and demand change.
  • Tell the BC NDP what you care about for 2024
    Use our example survey answers to tell the BC NDP that COVID safety, clean air, and immuno-inclusivity are key election issues in 2024 – and that this includes masks in healthcare.
  • Contact List of BC Policy-makers
    Get contact information for key BC policy-makers in healthcare, including phone numbers, fax numbers, and mailing addresses.
  • Tell the federal government to fund Covid safety in 2024
    Use our template survey answers to tell the federal government to include clean air, Long Covid research and a PPE tax credit in the 2024 budget by February 9, 2024.
  • Media relations for organizers
    As activists, one of our big goals is to get our message out there. If you’re new to media relations, read on to find some ways that you can share your story with the press.
  • Tell the City of Richmond to include COVID Safety in their Accessibility Plan
    Use our template survey answers to tell the City of Richmond to include clean air and COVID safety in their new Accessibility Plan by December 3, 2023.
  • #Postcards4PublicHealth DIY Campaign Builder
    Use our DIY campaign builder kit to launch your own Postcards for Public Health campaign, and to join us in taking action from your own region in the world! Find resources to participate in whatever way best fits your capacity.
  • #Postcards4PublicHealth Guide 1.0
    In this Covid action campaign, we’re harnessing the power of our personal stories to highlight the impacts of abandoning safety measures, and to demand change in BC.

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