Medical Cannabis Canada calls for volunteers
Launches multiple committees and expands opportunities to join the team
Toronto ON, August 26 – To help advance positive change for medical cannabis patients, Medical Cannabis Canada (MCC), formerly CFAMM, is putting out a call for volunteers. MCC is pleased to announce new volunteer opportunities and the launch of five key committees, each with its own specific goals and opportunities for experience, learning and exposure to a network of professionals in the medical cannabis space.
Want to take action, help address the multitude of issues medical cannabis patients continue to face and gain hands on experience? Click here to fill out our volunteer form.
“Challenges facing the cannabis industry before and after COVID-19 impact nonprofits like MCC, and the organization remains entirely volunteer run” said Gerald Major, Board Chairperson. “In order for MCC to keep fighting for patients and do more leading up to and beyond the Cannabis Act review, we want to bring together the community and expand our volunteer team.”
Committee opportunities at MCC
Patient advisory committee: A diverse mix of patients and caregivers and patient group representatives from different backgrounds to engage patients, provide input into the organizations strategy and operations at all levels from the patient perspective.
- MCC encourages patients to apply to all committees they have interest in
Public affairs committee: Communications, advertising and marketing, government relations professionals who can support PR, GR, digital community mobilization, advertising and marketing activities.
- The committee will provide Input into public affairs strategies for organization and support the execution of media campaigns, social media campaigns, lobbying at the provincial and federal level, and additional advocacy work
Legal committee: Legal professionals to support advocacy efforts through tactics like freedom of information documents and public interest litigation.
Medical & scientific advisory committee: Nurses, physicians, pharmacists, medical researchers, academic researchers who can:
- Act as a conduit and medical cannabis champion to their field and respective organizations (CMA, OMA, academic associations)
- Provide insights from medical and research fields to support research into medical cannabis, medical community engagement and inform advocacy efforts
Stakeholder committee: Individuals from medical sellers, corporations, pharmacy associations, pharmaceutical companies, and other private- and public-sector stakeholder representatives who can:
- Help support fundraising, sponsorship, donations, and, ongoing relationship management
- Provide input from their respective industries
About Medical Cannabis Canada
Medical Cannabis Canada (MCC) is a national non-profit patient advocacy organization whose mission is to advance the outcomes of all medical cannabis patients and ensure they can access their treatment safely, equitably and with the support of health care professionals. Formerly known as Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana (CFAMM), MCC was founded in 2014 and has over 16,000 patients, allies, and stakeholders in it’s network. For more information, visit PatientAccess.ca