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.
We have been operating for 40 years; we are currently looking for more volunteers to help match the 230+ individuals on our waiting list.
Our volunteers do anything from providing social support for isolated individuals through activities such as:
to practical support which can consist of:
West Island Citizen Advocacy’s Youth Engagement Project is aimed at inspiring young adults in the West Island to get involved in volunteerism and community engagement.
The Youth Engagement Project is open to participants aged 18 to 35 who will be matched with intellectually and/or physically handicapped members of our community in the same age group. Volunteer advocates spend a few hours each month helping their protégés by offering emotional or practical support.
WICA is seeking to engage more young adults to volunteer with their peers in order to ensure that volunteerism remains an important facet of life in the West Island. We believe it is imperative that the capacity to care for the vulnerable members of our community continues to grow to meet the increasing need.
Meet Randolph Jacob (RJ), one of our protégé from the Youth Engagement Project.