For the Sake of the Children Marathon of Hope

 
HOW CAN I HELP ?
                  
"Never doubt that a small, group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead -

1) The first way that you can help is to Sponsor the For The Sake Of The Children Marathon Of Hope. Financial gifts can made online by clicking on the donate button, or can be mailed to our office at 26 Clythe Creek Drive, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, N1E 7J2. Please make your cheque or money order payable to the Cross Canada Run For The Children.

Cross Canada Run For The Children is a non-profit organization dedicated to Children’s Rights, Equal Shared Parenting, and Family Law Reform in Canada.

There is a substantial financial cost in carrying out the For The Sake Of The Children Marathon Of Hope. Your sponsorship is significantly needed, and it is greatly appreciated.

We are currently looking for Major Corporate Sponsors to help the For The Sake Of The Children Marathon Of Hope. If you, or someone you know would like to become a Corporate Sponsor, please contact Dave Nash at crosscanadarunforthechildren@yahoo.ca You can also reach Dave at davethestormnash@yahoo.ca or by calling (519) 760-0154.


Write Your MP 2) The second way that you can help is to take the time to write to your Member of Parliament regarding Equal Shared Parenting and Private Members Bill C-422. Please make sure to send the letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, the Justice Minister, Rob Nicholson, as well as the leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, Michael Ignatieff, the leader of the Bloc Quebecois, Gilles Duceppe, as well as the leader of the New Democratic Party, Jack Layton.
Mailing the letter doesn’t even require a postage stamp!

Please click here for a Sample Letter To MP’s about Bill C-422.

If you are unsure who your Member of Parlaiment is, then please click below and just enter your postal code.

Find Your MP Using Your Postal Code

Here are the mailing addresses for the Leaders of the Major Political Parties in Canada:

Leader Of The Conservative Party of Canada:
Stephen Harper
Right Honourable Stephen Harper
Office of the Prime Minister
80 Wellington Street
Ottawa
K1A 0A2
Fax: 613-941-6900
Email: HarpeS@parl.gc.ca

Constituency Office:
Right Honourable Stephen Harper
1600 - 90th Avenue SW, Suite A-203
Calgary, Alberta
T2V 5A8
Fax: (403) 253-8203
Email: HarpeS@parl.gc.ca

Leader Of The Liberal Party Of Canada: Michael Ignatieff

Michael Ignatieff
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A6
Fax: (613) 992-5880
Email: IgnatM@parl.gc.ca

Constituency Office:
Michael Ignatieff
656 The Queensway
Etobicoke, Ontario
M8Y 1K7
Fax: (416) 251-2845
Email: IgnatM@parl.gc.ca

Leader Of The Bloc Quebecois Party Of Canada: Gilles Duceppe

Gilles Duceppe
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A6
Fax: (613) 954-2121
Email: DucepG@parl.gc.ca

Constituency Office:
1200 Papineau Avenue, Suite 350
Montréal, Québec
H2K 4R5
Fax: (514) 522-9899
Email: DucepG@parl.gc.ca

Leader Of The New Democratic Party of Canada: Jack Layton

Honourable Jack Layton
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A6
Fax: (613) 995-4565
Email: LaytoJ@parl.gc.ca

Constituency Office:
221 Broadview Avenue, Suite 100 (Main Office)
Toronto, Ontario
M4M 2G3
Fax: (416) 405-8918
Email: LaytoJ@parl.gc.ca

The Justice Minister of Canada: Rob Nicholson

Honourable Rob Nicholson
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A6
Fax: (613) 992-7910
Email: NichoR@parl.gc.ca

Constituency Offices:

2895 St. Paul Avenue, Unit 11 (Main Office)
Niagara Falls, Ontario
L2J 2L3
Fax: (905) 353-9588

200 Garrison Road Unit 13
Fort Erie, Ontario
L2A 5F6
Fax: (905) 871-5046


3) The Third way that you could help is to sign up with the Canadian Equal Parenting Council to become an Equal Shared Parenting Ambassador. The Canadian Equal Parenting Council is currently looking for people like you to be Family Law Reform Ambassadors in your riding / area.

As an Equal Shared Parenting Ambassador, you can help in the campaign to get support of Equal Shared Parenting Private Members Bill C-422, by introducing Bill C-422 to your local Member of Parliament. As there are 304 Members of Parliament, there are many Equal Shared Parenting Ambassadors needed.

If you would like to become a Family Law Reform Ambassador for your riding or area, please contact either Kris Titus, Co-President of the CEPC, or George Piskor, Co-President of the CEPC.

To contact Kris Titus click here

To contact George Piskor click here

You can also call Kris Titus at (905) 987-5777 or Toll Free at 1-888-345-2262 ext. 703

http://www.canadianepc.com/index.php/home


Sign The Petition 4) Another way that you can help ensure that Private Members Bill C-422 gets passed is to click on the following link and sign our Equal Shared Parenting Family Law Reform in Canada Petition. We are attempting to get 1 Million (or more) Canadians to sign the petition in support of reforming the Divorce Act by passing Private Members Bill C-422 and implementing the default position of Rebuttable Equal Shared Parenting in the Canadian Family Courts.

http://www.petitiononline.com/killian/petition.html


Your own Petition Signing 5) Another way that you can help ensure that Private Members Bill C-422 gets passed, is to put together your own Equal Shared Parenting Petition and get it signed by people in your community, and mail it to your local Member of Parliament, Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Justice Minister Rob Nicholson, as well as the leaders of the other Major Political Party’s of Canada. (Please refer to Paragraph #2 for the mailing addresses of each party’s leader.)

To view Cross Canada Run For The Children’s Petition, please click on the title.

                  

Demonstration 6) Another way to help would be to organize and hold a peaceful demonstration in front of your Member of Parliament’s office and invite the Media to attend.


7) Another way to help would be to organize and hold a peaceful demonstration in front of your city’s Superior Court Of Justice and invite the Media to attend.


8) David is also looking for volunteers to help with the planning and organization of the For The Sake Of The Children Marathon Of Hope. If you believe that you could be of assistance and would like to help, please contact Dave at crosscanadarunforthechildren@yahoo.ca

A support crew is needed, including drivers for the support vehicle, as well as other positions. If you would like to volunteer your time for the support crew, please contact Dave at crosscanadarunforthechildren@yahoo.ca


Run With Dave 9) Lastly, come out and Run, or Bike with Dave as he tries to break the World Record for the Fastest Crossing of Canada on Foot (Male). Join Dave along the way for 1 km, 2 kms, 5 kms, 10 kms, a Half Marathon (21 kms), or a Full Marathon (42 kms). Dave would love to have people join him and show their support of Equal Shared Parenting.

This website will be updated with the route Dave will be running across Canada, as well as daily updates during the For The Sake Of The Children Marathon of Hope to let people who want to join Dave know when he is running in their area.


“I thank you in advance for your support. With you help, I believe that we can make Canada a better Nation for our Children, and our Children’s Children. A Nation they can truly be proud of. Thank You. Your support is greatly appreciated.” – Dave Nash
   
 
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