Charlottetown woman with intellectual disabilities says citizen advocacy group helped turn her life around

Citizen Advocacy - Cassie Acorn

Reprinted from the Guardian – Dave Stewart (dave.stewart@theguardian.pe.ca) CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — A Charlottetown woman with intellectual disabilities says she wouldn’t be leading an independent life if it wasn’t for P.E.I. Citizen Advocacy Inc. Seven years ago, Cassie Acorn, 34, was able to move out of a community care facility into her own apartment and handle…

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Mainstreet Interview with PEICA president, Twilah Stone

Mainstreet PEI with Matt Rainnie These have been challenging times for the non-profit organization PEI Citizen Advocacy, working to support Islanders with intellectual disabilities. We speak with Twilah Stone, president of the organization about their work and an online fundraiser happening this Friday night. Listen to the segment (Segment is no longer available on the…

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Consulting with Islanders on Accessibility

Consulting with Islanders between July 2016 and February 2017, the Government of Canada asked Canadians for input on planned accessibility legislation. The federal government is planning some new accessibility legislation, and is holding public consultations across the country to seek input from Canadians. The PEI consultation will take place at Murphy’s Community Centre in Charlottetown,…

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Citizen Advocacy in the News

Check out this story for an example of Citizen Advocacy’s positive support work for Islanders with intellectual disabilities. Debbie says she now feels “free like a bird.” Please get in touch if you would like to become involved in our organization’s ongoing work to ensure voices like Debbie’s are heard.

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