Advocacy is a process by an individual or group which aims to influence decisions within political, economic, and social systems and institutions. Advocacy can include many activities including media campaigns, public speaking, commissioning and publishing research or government relations and meetings. Lobbying (often by lobby groups) is a form of advocacy where a direct approach is made to legislators on an issue which plays a significant role in modern politics.
Save Your Skin Foundation feels that any of the above forms of action are the method by which patients and their caregivers represent themselves. We are patient representatives – we represent the needs of patients across Canada, and we help patients to represent themselves.