Help someone with a disability in your community today! DONATE online at Canada Helps.
Aidez une personne handicapée de votre communauté! Faites un don en ligne à CanaDon.org.
We recognize the importance of friends and networks in our lives. Every day, we see evidence of how personal relationships and networks creating positive change for people with disabilities.
Family members are a crucial part of the life of a person with a disability. Parents and siblings are important too and may find great value in meeting and learning from others with a shared experience.
PROGRAMS FOR A GOOD LIFE
People with disabilities have the right to be included in the community and to participate in decisions that affect their lives. Life planning creates a safe and secure future for individuals and their families.
Citizen Advocacy Ottawa is a strong community leader supporting people of all ages across the disability spectrum. Learn about the ways in which you can support our programs.
Whether you are someone with a disability, a supporter, sponsor or donor we host an event for you – monthly dances, annual social events, fundraising galas, renowned award dinner and many more.
About Citizen Advocacy
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FACES OF CITIZEN ADVOCACY
“I wondered if I would make a good advocate, who I might be matched with and if I would enjoy the experience. I took the plunge and in July 2010 was matched with Patty-Ann. My match experience has been very rewarding. Patty-Ann has a fantastic sense of humour. She has taught me a lot about enjoying simple things in life and that most challenges in life can be overcome by remaining positive and persevering. I wish more people would consider being matched. It is a win-win situation for all involved.”Melissa Fuerth
“For the past 2 1/2 years I have had the pleasure of working with Ernest after he moved here from Toronto. Having only his immediate family in the area, Ernest has since made connections in his community and formed many friendships. Most recently everyone in his support network got together to assist him plan his future. He titled this work of art “Ernest’s Happy Plan” which totally matches his personality!! Ernest truly is a pleasure to work with and I look forward to continuing my role as his Facilitator as he pursues his goals.”Laura Cameron
“We weren’t sure Denis would benefit when you first approached us since he is non-verbal and fairly low functioning. It was an incredibly worthwhile process … Denis’ facilitator was a pleasure to work with … She took the time to answer all my questions, spent time with Denis in all the activities he participates in outside the home (school, play group, respite home) getting to know him better. It was well worth it since the Person-Directed Plan reflects Denis 100%. It is something we will surely use for years to come.”Parent
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312 av. Parkdale Ave.,
Ottawa ON, K1Y 4X5
Charitable Registration Number/Numéro d’enregistrement d’organisme de bienfaisance
13036 2817 RR0001