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Alternate Name Citizen Advocacy of Ottawa ; OCR
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Ottawa
Address & Map
1 Community Place
312 Parkdale Ave
Ottawa, ON K1Y 4X5
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Intersection Parkdale Ave and Scott St
Bus Route Notes OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or Route Timetable
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Parking Free parking * free occasional parking on the street
Description and Services
Description (Service) Supports people across the disability spectrum and their families through a number of programs:

* Everyday Champions: one-on-one, long-term matches between a volunteer advocate and a person with a disability who is looking for friendship.

* Chance for Choice: matches older people with disabilities, who are isolated and vulnerable, with volunteer advocates in one-on-one, long-term relationships.

* Lifetime Networks: helps families plan and provide a good life for their loved one, both now and in the future by creating a personal support network for the person with a disability * see separate record for details.

* Person-Directed Planning: opportunity for people with disabilities, with the guidance of an independent facilitator, to dream, plan and take ownership for the direction of their lives.

* Fetal Alcohol Resource Program: service navigation for individuals affected by fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) and their families * see separate record for details.

* Walking in My Shoes: monthly meeting for parents of children and youth with special needs to meet, greet and share experiences * see separate record for details.

* Children's Sibling Support Group: chance to meet other children who really understand how having a sibling with a disability is unique.
Hours Mon-Thu 9 am-5 pm, Fri 9 am-4:30 pm, Sep-Jun * Mon-Fri 9 am-4:30 pm, Jul-Aug
Areas Served Ottawa (City of)
Eligibility People with physical, developmental, intellectual, mental health, age-related and multiple diagnoses challenges
Application Call or send an email for more information
Languages English ; French
Fees None - for most programs, call or send an email to confirm
Service Categories Adult Mentoring Programs ~ Developmental Disabilities ; Adult Mentoring Programs ~ Mental Illness/Emotional Disabilities ; Adult Mentoring Programs ~ Older Adults ; Adult Mentoring Programs ~ Physical Disabilities ; Disability Related Parenting Programs ; Disability Rights Groups ; Subject Specific Public Awareness/Education ~ Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
Waiting List Variable
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-761-9522
Toll Free Phone 1-866-222-2138
TTY Phone 613-725-6175
Fax 613-761-9525
Social Media Facebook LinkedIn Twitter
Primary Contact Maria Redpath, Manager: Communications, Engagement & Fundraising; Phone: 613-761-9522 ext 222; Email:
Primary Executive Heather Lacey, Executive Director; Phone: 613-761-9522 ext 225; Email:
Other Details
Established 1974
Funding City / Town ; Provincial ; Grants - Foundation grants ; Fundraising ; Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 130362817 RR0001 ; United Way ; Membership fees
Elections The Board of Directors is elected.
Print Material "Rapport", a newsletter issued 3 times per year
Resources Website
Accreditation No

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