Over 30 years of support

PEI Citizen Advocacy is a community-based non-profit organization that has matched volunteer advocates with community members who have intellectual disabilities for over 30 years.

What does PEI Citizen Advocacy do?

In addition to recruiting advocates from the community, PEI Citizen Advocacy:

  • Provides support for each match
  • Promotes Citizen Advocacy in the community
  • Provides short-term crisis advocacy; and
  • Partners with other organizations to improve the quality of life for Islanders who have an intellectual disability.

Our Goals

Here at PEI Citizen Advocacy, we strive to:

  • Enable individuals who have been labeled intellectually disabled to live fuller lives with the same choices as others.
  • Involve competent volunteer advocates as friends and supporters in the lives of citizens who have been labeled intellectually disabled.
  • Operate a program that is independent and autonomous in order to assure the advocate freedom from conflict of interest while acting on their friend’s behalf.
  • Develop a more supportive and open community which embraces diversity with respect to intellectual disability.

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PEI Citizen Advocacy
A little package arrived at the office the other day from our friends at Brockville and District Association for Community Involvement. PEICA would like to extend our gratitude and thanks to them for inviting us to join an intensive workshop on Social Role Valorization. Our network keeps growing. See MoreSee Less
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PEI Citizen Advocacy
Everyone has gifts – a talent, skill or hobby we’re really good at but others might not really know about. Maybe you’re great at gardening, or really savvy with technology. Perhaps you’re a really good cook or talented artist. Our gifts are varied and diverse – just like our community. So tell us what you’re good at! Pics welcome and encouraged. :) See MoreSee Less
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