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Citizen Advocacy Ottawa

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Maria Redpath
Community Engagement Coordinator
Citizen Advocacy Ottawa

312, avenue Parkdale Avenue
Ottawa, ON
Canada K1Y 4X5

Téléphone: 613-761-9522
Télécopieur: 613-761-9525

Courriel: info@citizenadvocacy.org

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Hommes; Personnes avec handicaps ou conditions médicales; Jeunes (16-18 ans); Jeunes (11-15 ans); Enfants (0-10 ans); Aînés; Femmes; Jeunes (19-24 ans)

Citizen Advocacy is dedicated to helping people with disabilities participate fully in community life. We do this by matching volunteer advocates to people with disabilities. Matches participate weekly in activities they both enjoy, planning what they'll do and when they'll do it at their own convenience. Since 1974, Citizen Advocacy of Ottawa has supported over 2,500 people with disabilities and touched the lives of many more. Because Citizen Advocacy and our volunteer advocates work at an individual level, directly with the people we support, the impact is felt on a personal as well as a community level. Volunteer advocates help increase the self-esteem and self-confidence of persons with disabilities so that they can develop a better sense of overall health. This translates into less dependency and a reduction in the use of costly health and social services. There are more than 300 men and women across Ottawa waiting, on average, 2.5 years to be matched to a volunteer advocate.

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Les possibilités de bénévolat

Petra’s world has shrunk because of progressive eye condition. She would love a volunteer Advocate to socialize with, someone who could help her get back out in to her community and who shares some of her interests –theatre, singing, walking and aqua fit. If you can, Petra would also like help with some practical tasks and to find new activities that accommodate her diminishing vision.

As a friend to someone with a disability you can have a profound effect on their life by reducing loneliness and isolation; helping to achieve hopes and dreams; developing personal networks and relationships; decreasing vulnerability; and increasing self-confidence, mental and physical health.

Join our team of more than 250 volunteer advocates who are enriching the lives of someone in their community. You will gain a wonderful new friendship – someone to share activities that you love. You need to be over the age of 18 and to make a minimum commitment of 12 months to this role [Note: your status in Canada may affect your ability to make this commitment e.g. visitor visa, student visa, refugee claimant]. Preparation and ongoing support are provided.

Change Two Lives - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMcWEQdN920

INTERESTED? CONTACT US DIRECT AT mredpath@citizenadvocacy.org or 613-761-9522 ext. 222
Endroit : 2860 Ahearn Ave, Ottawa K2B 6Z9
Date limite pour postuler: 15 jan 2019
Max has been waiting 9 years for a volunteer Advocate, someone with whom he can develop a friendship and do activities together, such as shopping, movies and meals out.

As a friend to someone with a disability you can have a profound effect on their life by reducing loneliness and isolation; helping to achieve hopes and dreams; developing personal networks and relationships; decreasing vulnerability; and increasing self-confidence, mental and physical health.

Join our team of more than 250 volunteer advocates who are enriching the lives of someone in their community. You will gain a wonderful new friendship – someone to share activities that you love. You need to be over the age of 18 and to make a minimum commitment of 12 months to this role [Note: your status in Canada may affect your ability to make this commitment e.g. visitor visa, student visa, refugee claimant]. Preparation and ongoing support are provided.

Change Two Lives - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMcWEQdN920

INTERESTED? CONTACT US DIRECT AT mredpath@citizenadvocacy.org or 613-761-9522 ext. 222
Endroit : 3867 Albion Rd, K1T 1B2
Date limite pour postuler: 15 jan 2019
Christine lives in a retirement home and would be interested in being matched with someone who would like a new friend. She is interested in talking to people, reading, going to mall, listening to music and going out to enjoy activities in her community.

As a friend to someone with a disability you can have a profound effect on their life by reducing loneliness and isolation; helping to achieve hopes and dreams; developing personal networks and relationships; decreasing vulnerability; and increasing self-confidence, mental and physical health.

Join our team of more than 250 volunteer advocates who are enriching the lives of someone in their community. You will gain a wonderful new friendship – someone to share activities that you love. You need to be over the age of 18 and to make a minimum commitment of 12 months to this role [Note: your status in Canada may affect your ability to make this commitment e.g. visitor visa, student visa, refugee claimant]. Preparation and ongoing support are provided.

Change Two Lives - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMcWEQdN920

INTERESTED? CONTACT US DIRECT AT mredpath@citizenadvocacy.org or 613-761-9522 ext. 222
Endroit : 940 Montreal Rd
Date limite pour postuler: 15 jan 2019
Wendell loves music, the sound of water, playing catch and watching TV. He would benefit from having a volunteer Advocate who would spend time with him each week sharing his activities.

As a friend to someone with a disability you can have a profound effect on their life by reducing loneliness and isolation; helping to achieve hopes and dreams; developing personal networks and relationships; decreasing vulnerability; and increasing self-confidence, mental and physical health.

Join our team of more than 250 volunteer advocates who are enriching the lives of someone in their community. You will gain a wonderful new friendship – someone to share activities that you love. You need to be over the age of 18 and to make a minimum commitment of 12 months to this role [Note: your status in Canada may affect your ability to make this commitment e.g. visitor visa, student visa, refugee claimant]. Preparation and ongoing support are provided.

Change Two Lives - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMcWEQdN920

INTERESTED? CONTACT US DIRECT AT mredpath@citizenadvocacy.org or 613-761-9522 ext. 222
Endroit : 117 Centrepointe Dr,
Date limite pour postuler: 15 jan 2019
Morgan is in his early 20s and enjoys skating, bike riding, taking photos, using his iPad and getting out in the community. His ideal volunteer Advocate would be someone who enjoys being active, has a good sense of humour and is willing to share interests with Morgan.

As a friend to someone with a disability you can have a profound effect on their life by reducing loneliness and isolation; helping to achieve hopes and dreams; developing personal networks and relationships; decreasing vulnerability; and increasing self-confidence, mental and physical health.

Join our team of more than 250 volunteer advocates who are enriching the lives of someone in their community. You will gain a wonderful new friendship – someone to share activities that you love. You need to be over the age of 18 and to make a minimum commitment of 12 months to this role [Note: your status in Canada may affect your ability to make this commitment e.g. visitor visa, student visa, refugee claimant]. Preparation and ongoing support are provided.

Change Two Lives - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMcWEQdN920

INTERESTED? CONTACT US DIRECT AT mredpath@citizenadvocacy.org or 613-761-9522 ext. 222
Endroit : 1313 Field St, K2C 2P9
Date limite pour postuler: 15 jan 2019
Marilyn is a senior who has been on our waiting list for seven years. She is very engaging and loves being around people, babies and animals. She communicates very well despite her limited verbal skills. Marilyn enjoys getting out into the community and seeing new things. She would benefit from a volunteer Advocate who can spend time with her each week exploring her local community.

As a friend to someone with a disability you can have a profound effect on their life by reducing loneliness and isolation; helping to achieve hopes and dreams; developing personal networks and relationships; decreasing vulnerability; and increasing self-confidence, mental and physical health.

Join our team of more than 250 volunteer advocates who are enriching the lives of someone in their community. You will gain a wonderful new friendship – someone to share activities that you love. You need to be over the age of 18 and to make a minimum commitment of 12 months to this role [Note: your status in Canada may affect your ability to make this commitment e.g. visitor visa, student visa, refugee claimant]. Preparation and ongoing support are provided.

Change Two Lives - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMcWEQdN920

INTERESTED? CONTACT US DIRECT AT mredpath@citizenadvocacy.org or 613-761-9522 ext. 222
Endroit : 117 Centrepoint, K2G 5X3
Date limite pour postuler: 15 jan 2019
Suzie is an active woman in her 20s. She enjoys helping with cooking, walking, swimming, music and shopping. She is looking for a volunteer Advocate who enjoys cooking and walking. Someone she can spend time with outside her home.
As a friend to someone with a disability you can have a profound effect on their life by reducing loneliness and isolation; helping to achieve hopes and dreams; developing personal networks and relationships; decreasing vulnerability; and increasing self-confidence, mental and physical health.

Join our team of more than 250 volunteer advocates who are enriching the lives of someone in their community. You will gain a wonderful new friendship – someone to share activities that you love. You need to be over the age of 18 and to make a minimum commitment of 12 months to this role [Note: your status in Canada may affect your ability to make this commitment e.g. visitor visa, student visa, refugee claimant]. Preparation and ongoing support are provided.

Change Two Lives - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMcWEQdN920

INTERESTED? CONTACT US DIRECT AT mredpath@citizenadvocacy.org or 613-761-9522 ext. 222
Endroit : 300 Earl Grey Drive, Kanata K2T 1B8
Date limite pour postuler: 15 jan 2019
Dudley is 45 years old and has been waiting for a volunteer Advocate for 8 years. His ideal Advocate would like sports, video games and getting out in the community. Someone who enjoys participating rather than observing.

As a friend to someone with a disability you can have a profound effect on their life by reducing loneliness and isolation; helping to achieve hopes and dreams; developing personal networks and relationships; decreasing vulnerability; and increasing self-confidence, mental and physical health.

Join our team of more than 250 volunteer advocates who are enriching the lives of someone in their community. You will gain a wonderful new friendship – someone to share activities that you love. You need to be over the age of 18 and to make a minimum commitment of 12 months to this role [Note: your status in Canada may affect your ability to make this commitment e.g. visitor visa, student visa, refugee claimant]. Preparation and ongoing support are provided.

Change Two Lives - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMcWEQdN920

INTERESTED? CONTACT US DIRECT AT mredpath@citizenadvocacy.org or 613-761-9522 ext. 222
Endroit : 1315 Prince of Wales Dr, Ottawa, ON K2C 1N2
Date limite pour postuler: 15 jan 2019
Tina is looking for a friend who appreciates her positive nature and who can help expand her social and recreational circles. She is open to many activities including going for coffee, attending concerts, manicures and window shopping.

As a friend to someone with a disability you can have a profound effect on their life by reducing loneliness and isolation; helping to achieve hopes and dreams; developing personal networks and relationships; decreasing vulnerability; and increasing self-confidence, mental and physical health.

Join our team of more than 250 volunteer advocates who are enriching the lives of someone in their community. You will gain a wonderful new friendship – someone to share activities that you love. You need to be over the age of 18 and to make a minimum commitment of 12 months to this role [Note: your status in Canada may affect your ability to make this commitment e.g. visitor visa, student visa, refugee claimant]. Preparation and ongoing support are provided.

Change Two Lives - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMcWEQdN920

INTERESTED? CONTACT US DIRECT AT mredpath@citizenadvocacy.org or 613-761-9522 ext. 222
Endroit : 1481 Greenbank Rd, Nepean, ON K2J 4Y6
Date limite pour postuler: 15 jan 2019
We have over 300 people with disabilities in Ottawa who are feeling isolated and alone, wishing they had a volunteer friend and advocate through our organization. Most of them will have to wait two and a half years to be matched. Will you help one person to get off of our waiting list?

Being a volunteer advocate is convenient, flexible, and rewarding. We match people one-on-one, who live in locations convenient to each other, and with similar interests and shared activities. You spend time with your match, with the possibility of also including your family and friends. You get together three or four times a month at your convenience, and do what friends do: go for coffee, take a walk, or get out to an event. This can have a huge impact in the life of someone with a disability who is feeling isolated and alone.

As a volunteer you need to be over the age of 18 and make a minimum commitment of 12 months to this role [Note: your status in Canada may affect your ability to make this commitment e.g. visitor visa, student visa, refugee claimant]. Preparation and ongoing support are provided.

As a friend to someone with a disability you can have a profound effect on their life by reducing loneliness and isolation; helping to achieve hopes and dreams; developing personal networks and relationships; decreasing vulnerability; and increasing self-confidence, mental and physical health.

Join our team of more than 250 volunteer advocates who are enriching the lives of someone in their community. People need people!

INTERESTED? CONTACT US DIRECT AT mredpath@citizenadvocacy.org OR 613-761-9522 ext. 222

À Ottawa, plus de 300 personnes isolées à cause de leurs handicaps souhaiteraient être jumelées à travers notre organisation avec un ami et défenseur bénévole. La plupart attendront 2 ans et demi avant d’être jumelées. Aimeriez-vous aider une de ces personnes à être rayée de nos listes d’attente?

Si vous aimez passer du temps avec les gens et vous êtes disponible pendant une ou deux heures par semaine, nous vous invitons à communiquer avec nous. Un bénévole doit avoir 18 ans ou plus et être prêt à s’engager pour un jumelage de 12 mois [N.B : Votre statut au Canada peut affecter votre capacité à réaliser cet engagement, par exemple visa de visiteur, visa d'étudiant, demandeur de statut de réfugié]. L’encadrement et le soutien continu sont fournis aux bénévoles.

Vous pouvez avoir un profond impact dans la vie d’une personne ayant un handicap de plusieurs façons: en diminuant sa solitude, en l’aidant à réaliser ses rêves, en développant son réseau personnel, en diminuant sa vulnérabilité, en augmentant son estime de soi et en contribuant à améliorer sa santé physique et mentale.

COMMUNIQUEZ AVEC NOUS: mredpath@citizenadvocacy.org OU 613-761-9522 poste 222
Endroit : Ottawa
Date limite pour postuler: 15 jan 2019
Julian loves food too! He is in his early 50s and lives with an acquired brain injury and is looking for a volunteer Advocate to spend time socializing with him over a cup of coffee and meals out. In addition to enjoying food, you are also someone who is patient and accepting of others.

As a friend to someone with a disability you can have a profound effect on their life by reducing loneliness and isolation; helping to achieve hopes and dreams; developing personal networks and relationships; decreasing vulnerability; and increasing self-confidence, mental and physical health.

Join our team of more than 250 volunteer advocates who are enriching the lives of someone in their community. You will gain a wonderful new friendship – someone to share activities that you love. You need to be over the age of 18 and to make a minimum commitment of 12 months to this role [Note: your status in Canada may affect your ability to make this commitment e.g. visitor visa, student visa, refugee claimant]. Preparation and ongoing support are provided.

Change Two Lives - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMcWEQdN920

INTERESTED? CONTACT US DIRECT AT mredpath@citizenadvocacy.org or 613-761-9522 ext. 222
Endroit : 3095 Carling Ave, K2H 5A5
Date limite pour postuler: 15 jan 2019
Chloe loves walking in nature, her animals, going out for coffee or picnics and long drives. She is very sociable and open minded and enjoys laughing. She is looking for a volunteer Advocate who can spend time with her to improve her quality of life.

As a friend to someone with a disability you can have a profound effect on their life by reducing loneliness and isolation; helping to achieve hopes and dreams; developing personal networks and relationships; decreasing vulnerability; and increasing self-confidence, mental and physical health.

Join our team of more than 250 volunteer advocates who are enriching the lives of someone in their community. You will gain a wonderful new friendship – someone to share activities that you love. You need to be over the age of 18 and to make a minimum commitment of 12 months to this role [Note: your status in Canada may affect your ability to make this commitment e.g. visitor visa, student visa, refugee claimant]. Preparation and ongoing support are provided.

Change Two Lives - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMcWEQdN920

INTERESTED? CONTACT US DIRECT AT mredpath@citizenadvocacy.org or 613-761-9522 ext. 222
Endroit : 444 St Laurent Blvd, K1K 2Z6
Date limite pour postuler: 15 jan 2019