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About CA


Citizen Advocacy is a registered charity founded in 1974. We harness the power of the people of Ottawa to provide hope and support to the city’s most vulnerable citizens.

Charitable registration # 13036 2817 RR0001.

What is the Everyday Champions program about?

Everyday Champions is a unique program that matches Advocates, people of all walks of life in the community with Friends, those who are living with a disability and may be isolated and vulnerable with nowhere else to turn for friendship and support. Many of these matches become long-standing, mutually-rewarding relationships that flourish over decades.

How many people is the Everyday Champions program serving?

Over the years, Citizen Advocacy has facilitated thousands of matches with those who live with mental and physical disabilities. Currently, there are more than 300 people waiting for an Advocate.  The Everyday Champions program currently serves 294 people, statistics on gender and type of disability below.


Our Funding Breakdown

Citizen Advocacy operates due to the generosity of the community including various levels of government, business, corporations as well as support from individuals.

Here is our funding breakdown:

  • 2% - United Way
  • 3% - City of Ottawa
  • 75% - Ministry of Community and Social Services
  • 3% - Foundations & Grants
  • 17% Fundraising & Donations


In total, 17% is raised through various fundraising efforts including Evening in the Maritimes, In the Spotlight, Ottawa Race Weekend, and the generosity of donors, third party fundraisers such as golf tournaments and other community events.