Recently, a few GRANs attended a workshop on “Evaluating Advocacy” put on by the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network. One of the learnings from the workshop was that doing advocacy frequently involves shifting strategies and multiple actors, thus making evaluation difficult. To make a plausible case for the effectiveness of advocacy, it is important to gather supporting evidence as the work unfolds. An example of evidence of our effectiveness occurred in the House last week when MP Anita Vandenbeld, speaking in memory of the survivors and victims of the Ecole Polytechnique killings, concluded by applauding the Grandmothers Advocacy Network. Capturing informal and formal comments such as this one are an important testament to our growing influence. Read MP Vandenbeld's statement here.