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.

PEI Citizen Advocacy | Cassie & Twilah

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.