Amnesty International is on street corners and knocking on doors across Canada, inviting you to be a part of our life-changing human rights work!
Canvassers are greeting Canadians on behalf of Amnesty in high-traffic intersections, at malls, festivals and other events, and by knocking on doors. Our canvassers are courteous and well-trained people who share our concern for human rights. While Amnesty volunteers also participate in outreach and fundraising work, owing to the sensitive financial information exchanged when you choose to become a sustained supporter of Amnesty International, we often employ professional companies to assist us with this work. What's important for you to know is that:
- official Amnesty canvassers wear a badge
- official Amnesty canvassers do not accept cash donations
Our partner in this work is a company named Public Outreach.
Public Outreach is a Canadian based International company that recruits new monthly donors for charitable and non-profit organizations through a combination of street and door canvassing. Public Outreach signs up new Amnesty members door to door, and also using "direct dialogue" -- a street canvassing technique where they speak to interested members of the public in a pedestrian high traffic area. Public Outreach’s mission is: “High quality, respectful donor interaction specializing in face-to-face and telephone fundraising with a strong focus on monthly giving.”
Amnesty International has been working with Public Outreach since 2002.
During the time Amnesty has worked with Public Outreach, they have signed up over 10,000 monthly donors to our human rights work. Their recruitment work signing up new monthly donors is the fastest growing source of new funding for Amnesty International in Canada. Donors recruited by Public Outreach have donated more than $5 Million to Amnesty International in the last few years.
Public Outreach street canvassers are paid an hourly wage. Canvassers do not receive any commission.
Each Public Outreach canvasser is required to carry with them an identification badge, including photo identification. They will also be carrying information on Amnesty International’s lifesaving human rights work, and wearing an Amnesty vest. Canvassers do not accept cash donations.
Did you receive a call from Public Outreach?
Public Outreach may have called you to follow up on a face-to-face conversation you had with a canvasser, or to verify the details of your gift. Their team of highly-trained professionals are passionate about human rights and are happy to answer your questions about Amnesty's work. If you have any questions, you can reach Public Outreach toll-free at 1-888-326-5535.
Where in Canada can Amnesty canvassers be found?
Over the course of a year, Public Outreach will recruit new members for Amnesty in Victoria, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Hamilton, Toronto, Ottawa, Kingston, Montreal, and Halifax. They are currently canvassing in Ottawa and Toronto.
To send Public Outreach a message please email: email@example.com
***If you have any questions about Public Outreach that are not answered here, please call Amnesty International at 1-800-AMNESTY (1-800-266-3789) or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org ***