outreach kit

Help us reach those who would benefit the most from the CDB to have their say!

Context:

  • Disability Without Poverty is running a national project to bring the perspectives of disabled people from across Canada to the government.
  • The project is focused on outlining the priorities, values and recommendations of people with disabilities from across Canada to shape the Canada Disability Benefit (CDB) and help policy-makers understand the needs and desires of this population.
  • We are working hard to get representation from hard-to-reach populations.
  • We want the input of all disabled people including people belonging to various intersecting equity-deserving groups such as racialized people, women, 2SLGBTQS+, and Indigenous people.
  • The project is taking place in three phases: an online questionnaire focused on values and priorities, guided peer-to-peer conversations, and a second online process focused on the details to test what we learned.
  • We will share an interim report and a final report on our website, with our stakeholders and with government.
  • More information can be found here.

Your involvement:

  • We need your help to reach as many disabled people across the country as possible.
  • We are sharing below some sample email, newsletter content and social media posts you could use to encourage your communities to participate in the online questionnaire.

    How can people contribute:

    • Our online engagement will be launched on October 17th, 2023, the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.
    • Anyone with a disability or responding on behalf of someone with a disability can access the online questionnaire at https://www.disabilitywithoutpoverty.ca/take-action/shape-the-cdb/
    • Anyone with a disability or responding on behalf of someone with a disability who cannot access the webpage can email shapecdb@disabilitywithoutpoverty.ca, call (833) 537-1822 or text 833-947-1153 to get assistance.
    • People requiring ASL to complete the online questionnaire please email shapecdb@disabilitywithoutpoverty.ca or text 833-947-1153.
    • Anyone who would like to contact us for more information or to request to participate in the peer-to-peer portion of the project can reach us at shapecdb@disabilitywithoutpoverty.ca, or by calling (833) 537-1822 or texting 833-947-1153.

      Starter emails/newsletter text:

      We know that you’re sending a ton of emails to your members, and starting with a blank page is often difficult, so we’ve provided some sample emails below: an announcement email, a reminder email, and a block of text you could copy and paste into some of your regular communications with members. These are not prescribed —use them as you see fit and adjust them to fit your usual communication style and tone.

      SAMPLE ANNOUNCEMENT EMAIL:

      Subject: Shape the CDB: Your Participation Requested

      Dear Members / X / Y / Z,

      As you likely know the federal government is in the process of determining the details of the Canada Disability Benefit (CDB). Disabled people across the country know best what the CDB should look like, how it should be distributed and who should be eligible. 

      If you are a person with a disability or represent a disabled person, this is your chance to tell the government what you think!

      Please go to https://www.disabilitywithoutpoverty.ca/take-action/shape-the-cdb/ to participate in an online questionnaire being conducted by Disability Without Poverty.

      Your perspective is vital.

      Important points:

      • The questionnaire closes on November 17 — but don’t wait! Fill it out today!
      • It is fast and easy and should take about 10-15 minutes to complete.
      • The online questionnaire is secure, mobile-friendly, bilingual (English/French), and anonymous.
      • Go to https://www.disabilitywithoutpoverty.ca/take-action/shape-the-cdb/ and complete the survey today.

       Any questions can be sent directly to shapecdb@disabilitywithoutpoverty.ca or you can reach us by phone at (833) 537-1822 or text at 833-947-1153.  Learn more about the project and other ways to contribute at https://www.disabilitywithoutpoverty.ca/take-action/shape-the-cdb/ 

      Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and ensure the CDB addresses the real needs of people with disabilities in Canada!

      Sincerely,

       

      [Your Name]

      [Your Position]

      SAMPLE REMINDER EMAIL:

      Subject: Action Required: Shape the CDB

      Dear Members / X / Y / Z,

      The Shape the Canada Disability Benefit (CDB) online questionnaire is closing very soon, and this is an official reminder to participate, please!

      Go to https://www.disabilitywithoutpoverty.ca/take-action/shape-the-cdb/ to ensure the Canadian government is hearing from disabled people about the CDB! 

      Important points:

      • The questionnaire closes on November 17 — but don’t wait! Fill it out today!
      • It is fast and easy and should take about 10-15 minutes to complete.
      • The online questionnaire is secure, mobile-friendly, bilingual (English/French), and anonymous.
      • Go to https://www.disabilitywithoutpoverty.ca/take-action/shape-the-cdb/ and complete the survey today.

      Any questions can be sent directly to shapecdb@disabilitywithoutpoverty.ca or you can reach us by phone at (833) 537-1822 or text at 833-947-1153.  Learn more about the process and other ways to contribute at https://www.disabilitywithoutpoverty.ca/take-action/shape-the-cdb/

       

      Sincerely,

       

      [Your Name]

      [Your Position] 

      SAMPLE BLOCK OF TEXT/NEWSLETTER CONTENT:

      As you likely know the federal government is in the process of determining the details of the Canada Disability Benefit (CDB). Disabled people across the country know best what the CDB should look like, how it should be distributed and who should be eligible.  

      If you are a person with a disability or represent a disabled person, this is your chance to tell the government what you think! Please go to https://www.disabilitywithoutpoverty.ca/take-action/shape-the-cdb/ to participate in an online questionnaire being conducted by Disability Without Poverty

      Any questions can be sent directly to shapecdb@disabilitywithoutpoverty.ca or you can reach us by phone at (833) 537-1822 or text 833-947-1153.  Learn more about the process and other ways to contribute at https://www.disabilitywithoutpoverty.ca/take-action/shape-the-cdb/

        Social media content: 

        For X (formerly Twitter):

        Tell the govt what you need from the Canada Disability Benefit (CDB). Participate in @Disability_WP’s online questionnaire at: https://www.disabilitywithoutpoverty.ca/take-action/shape-the-cdb/.

        Nobody knows what people with disabilities need from the CDB like… people with disabilities! Participate in @Disability_WP’s online questionnaire at: https://www.disabilitywithoutpoverty.ca/take-action/shape-the-cdb/.

        Want to have your input included? Want to help shape the Canada Disability Benefit? Fill out @Disability_WP’s online questionnaire at: https://www.disabilitywithoutpoverty.ca/take-action/shape-the-cdb/.

         

        For Facebook:

        As you likely know the federal government is in the process of determining the details of the Canada Disability Benefit (CDB). Disabled people across the country know best what the CDB should look like, how it should be distributed and who should be eligible.

        If you are a person with a disability or represent a disabled person, this is your chance to tell the government what you think! Please go to https://www.disabilitywithoutpoverty.ca/take-action/shape-the-cdb/ to participate in an online questionnaire being conducted by Disability Without Poverty.

        Learn more about the process and other ways to contribute at  https://www.disabilitywithoutpoverty.ca/take-action/shape-the-cdb/ People requiring ASL to complete this questionnaire, please email shapecdb@disabilitywithoutpoverty.ca or text us at 833-947-1153.

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