Our Mission

West Island Citizen Advocacy’s purpose is to improve the quality of life and defend the rights of all those who are living with a handicapping condition or who are disadvantaged in the community by supporting them and matching them with competent volunteers.

What makes us unique:

  • The West Island Citizen Advocacy office was the first such office to open in Quebec in 1976
  • We match people with disabilities (protégés), with volunteers (advocates)
  • The advocate helps his or her protege and the protégé’s family, so they no longer have to depend solely on the system to access the services they need

Other services we provide in the community:

  • A variety of courses offered free to the community at large. These courses range from Conflict Resolution and Active Listening to Emergency First Aid Training
  • Crisis intervention
  • Outreach programs providing practical support for seniors

Our Eligibility and Exclusion policy