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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.


La soirée dans les Maritimes est un événement annuel de levée de fonds au profit du programme Étoiles au quotidien. Une soirée d’hospitalité de la côte est qui comprend un souper au homard, des ventes aux enchères silencieuses et en direct et des animateurs de la côte est.

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.



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.


RONA and Citizen Advocacy have partnered to provide a tremendous opportunity to raise awareness and significant funds for Citizen Advocacy with the RONA-Citizen Advocacy Discount Membership Card throughout the year.

Keep your Citizen Advocacy Discount Membership Card in your wallet.

[Download the RONA Fundraising Reward Card]

The program is simple.

Like any rewards program, the card is to be kept and used as many times as the cardholder wants year round.  This card will entitle each member to receive an immediate 5% discount on most of the in stock, full price 45,000 items sold at RONA’s three Ottawa locations.  A printed electronic version of the card or picture of the card is also accepted.  (See note below for exceptions)  RONA stores will also accrue an additional rebate on the total purchases of each cardholder throughout the year.  This rebate will be paid out at 5% annually to Citizen Advocacy.

The three participating RONA stores are:

RONA Home & Garden – 585 West Hunt Club Road, Nepean
RONA Home & Garden – 1880 Innes Road, Gloucester
RONA – 6001 Hazeldean Road, Stittsville

Present your discount card at the ‘Specialty Cash or Commercial Sales Cash at the beginning of your checkout.

(*Note:  These discount cards may not be combined with other offer or promotions, such as sale items, RONA gift cards, Run to RONA event, financing and/or AirMiles promotions.  However, RONA will donate 5% of every cardholder purchase made even if the item purchased is not discountable.)

Remember, every time you make a purchase on full price, instore items at RONA and present your Citizen Advocacy RONA Discount Membership Card, you receive a 5% discount and RONA makes a donation of 5% of your purchase to Citizen Advocacy.  If your order includes sale or promotion items as noted above, present your card and checkout sale items separately.  Citizen Advocacy will still receive 5% of your already sale/promotion purchase.  You already receive the instore sale benefit on these items.

RONA is the largest Canadian distributor and retailer of hardware, home renovation and gardening products.

Shop and support Citizen Advocacy while beautifying your home and garden.  Let’s get started!


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. The names attached to directed donations are not available to us under current United Way/Centraide privacy regulations. We may not be able to personally thank this important group of supporters, but we know you are out there and are grateful for your gift.


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TTY/ATS: 613-725-6175

Toll Free/Sans Frais: 1-866-222-2138
Fax/Télécopie: 613-761-9525


312 av. Parkdale Ave.,
Ottawa, ON, K1Y 4X5


Charitable Registration Number/Numéro d’enregistrement d’organisme de bienfaisance
13036 2817 RR0001