Voices of Advocacy

What is on this site

1. Free video download

Voices of Advocacy: Older Women Speak Out (English, 10 minutes) demonstrates the empowerment, passion and enormous capacity of older women, through the stories of six activists in the Canadian Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign. It will make you laugh and cry, feel proud, and rejoice in active aging.

Video Download for PCs:

Voices of Advocacy Video (.avi) (right-click and 'Save As')

Video Download for Macs:

Voices of Advocacy Video ( .mp4)


2. At-cost DVD copies of the video mailed directly to you:

$14 (includes tax, mailing costs and a $2 donation to the National Advocacy Committee, Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign). Please contact Peggy at wanderingpeggy@me.com to order a copy.


3. Complimentary materials for free download


4. A Story Evolving: Advocacy in the Canadian Grandmothers to Grandmothers Movement

Download A Story Evolving: Advocacy in the Canadian Grandmothers to Grandmothers Movement (PDF)

This document provides a chronological history and analysis of the growth of advocacy within the Canadian Grandmothers movement (2006-2011). It also represents a rare opportunity for a grassroots volunteer organization to celebrate 5 years of growth and learning by sharing its beginnings, the building blocks that nurtured its growth and some of the lessons learned along the way. Thus, it informs both the grandmothers movement and other organizations who strive to engage, nurture and sustain movements for social justice that involve older women.


5. For sale copies of Intentional Grandparenting: A Boomer’s Guide by Peggy Edwards and Mary Jane Sterne, published by McClelland and Stewart.

This book will be mailed directly to you: $25, including tax, mailing costs and a $4.00 donation to the Stephen Lewis Foundation, Grandmothers Campaign. Please contact Mary Jane Sterne at mjsterne@rogers.com.

What kind of grandparent do you want to be?  Intentional Grandparenting: A Boomer’s Guide helps you take deliberate action to be the kind of grandparent that suits you while meeting the needs of your grandchildren and their parents. The ten basic principles for effective grandparenting are based on solid evidence from the experts combined with inspirational, poignant, and humorous real-life stories from interviews with grandparents, parents, experts in child development and grandchildren. In 2011 Grand magazine rated Intentional Grandparenting as one of the 12 top books for grandparents.

The US version of the book is published as “Intentional Grandparenting: A Contemporary Guide” by Fulcrum Publishing.   Aussi disponible en francais: “LES NOUVEAUX GRANDS-PARENTS”.  Contact Mary Jane Sterne at mjsterne@rogers.com for a copy of these versions.