Rob and Teddy sharing a happy moment.

For more than 40 years, Citizen Advocacy Ottawa has been a strong community leader supporting people of all ages across the disability spectrum, including physical, intellectual, developmental, psychiatric and age-related disabilities.  Its signature programs, Everyday Champions and Chance for Choice, establish matches between volunteers and individuals living with a disability.  Together they participate in weekly activities, offer companionship, involvement in community life, emotional support and practical everyday help.  As a result, those supported are less alone, less vulnerable, experience increased self-esteem and have better physical and mental health.

People need people.  We recognize the importance of friends and networks in our lives.  Every day, we see evidence of how personal relationships and networks help support and resolve personal and professional matters.  We use our networks to help others – whether it’s related to getting a job, finding a professional resource or for social and recreational purposes.  We rely on these rich personal networks and relationships. Many people with disabilities don’t have the benefit of these relationships.


Visit our Canada Helps giving page and help us create and sustain countless inspirational relationships for people living with a disability right here in Ottawa. Your one time gift or monthly contribution is an easy way to make a significant difference in the lives of people living with disabilities.

$25 aids in the recruitment of an Everyday Champion
$100 sustains an Everyday Champions Match  Exit disclaimer


Including Citizen Advocacy in your will or planning another kind of legacy gift is an easy way to make a large impact on the lives of people living with a disability.


Whether you want to honour the memory of your loved one or celebrate an important life milestone (birthdays, retirement, weddings and more!) Citizen Advocacy is here to help. Our staff can make the process easier by assisting in the creation of a personal giving page or providing donation forms.

Thanking our community partner Telus


Thank you to our partners for their continued support of our mission to enhance personal choice and community participation for persons living with disabilities through advocacy support.

Evening in the Maritimes Logo


Evening in the Maritimes is an annual event that raises funds for the Everyday Champions program. Guests feel as if they have travelled to an east coast party full of food, drinks, friends and fun. There are also silent and live auctions and a much anticipated balloon raffle. Truly an evening to remember!


Bake Sale

From BBQs to Garage Sales, Golf Tournaments to Galas no event is too big or too small. Once you have decided on the event, please contact our Special Events & Communications Coordinator.

Donate A Car Canada accepts vehicle donations for Citizen Advocacy of Ottawa.  To donate a car, truck, RV, boat, motorcycle or other vehicle to Citizen Advocacy of Ottawa, go to the Donate a Car WEBSITE  Exit disclaimer.

Donate A Car provides free towing in many areas across Canada, or you can drop off your vehicle to maximize your donation. When you donate your car it will either be recycled or sold at auction depending on its condition, age and location.

Donate A Car Canada will look after everything to make your donation easy for you to support Citizen Advocacy of Ottawa.

DONATE NOW  Exit disclaimer and Citizen Advocacy of Ottawa will send you a tax receipt after your car donation is complete!

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Designate your United Way donation to Citizen Advocacy:

Did you know that you could direct all or a portion of your United Way gift or payroll deduction directly to Citizen Advocacy of Ottawa?

Many United Way donors choose to support Citizen Advocacy this way. It’s easy—simply fill in “Citizen Advocacy of Ottawa” and our Charitable Registration Number (13036 2817 RR0001) on the United Way pledge form provided to you by your employer.

A heartfelt thank you to everyone who has designated their United Way contribution to Citizen Advocacy.