Welcome to Citizen Advocacy


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Our volunteer advocates come from all walks of life and offer a range of experiences and knowledge. Many of our volunteers did not have any previous experience with people with disabilities. It doesn’t take special training to know how to care.

A volunteer advocate:

  • Is supportive and flexible
  • Can accept someone for who they are
  • Finds joy in doing simple things
  • Is open to new experiences
  • Is 18 years or older
  • Is available 3-4 times per month, for a few hours each time
  • Makes a commitment to staying matched for at least 12 months
  • Is open to a long-term match beyond the one-year commitment, if available
  • Knows they can ask for support from Citizen Advocacy any time

 Benefits of volunteering to you

  • Know you are making a difference in your community
  • Extending your social network
  • Make your own schedule
  • Pick your own activities
  • Enjoy flexibility around work, travel, family, school, etc.
  • Include family and friends in your match
  • Training and support from Citizen Advocacy

Be sure to take a look at the Steps to becoming an Everyday Champion.

Click here for current opportunities.


For more information contact Maria Redpath 613-761-9522 Ext. 222 or MRedpath@citizenadvocacy.org




Citizen Advocacy of Ottawa
1 Community Place
312 Parkdale Avenue
Ottawa, ON, Canada
K1Y 4X5

Phone: 613-761-9522
TTY: 613-725-6175
Fax: 613-761-9525
E-mail: info@citizenadvocacy.org