Local Self Advocacy Groups

Speak Up Self-Advocacy Awareness Society

The SUSA Society became a full society in 2021. Before that, the group was known as the Speaking Up Self-Advocacy Awareness Group. We work to create opportunities for advocacy awareness. We give rights presentations, offer workshops, and create social events. Our Society is made up of people with diverse abilities. Everyone can contribute and has something to offer. Mission Our mission is to create opportunities for increased community awareness about

Self-Advocates of Bethesda

Self-Advocates of Bethesda A page by Self-Advocates for Self-Advocates But others are welcome too! Join Kya on a walk-through video of the self-advocates’ webpage.  Self-Advocacy is… Speaking up for yourself Knowing your rights and responsibilities Problem-solving Listening and learning Making your own decisions about your own life Finding out about what supports are available to you Helping make your community more inclusive and accessible Learning how to get information

Milieu Self-Advocacy

  Vision   Encourage and celebrate the contributions, abilities, an leadership of self-advocates and people with disabilities.   Mission Break down the barriers that affect self-advocates to have a voice.   Purpose Help self-advocates with diverse abilities to learn about their rights to equal opportunities and to demonstrate their strength.     1.) Push for change event with SA Advisor in July see I am smiling 2.) SA Group photo

Self Advocates for a Brighter Future

Self Advocates for a Brighter Future (commonly known as “SABF”) was started June 6, 2007, by self advocates and support persons of BeConnected Support Services and Kardel Consulting. SABF is an open group, which means anybody is able to join. In early 2015 SABF opened up a new chapter in Duncan serving self advocates in the Cowichan Valley. We meet once a month to learn about self-advocacy and have fun

The Self Advocates of Nanaimo (SAN)

“Nothing About Us Without Us” Self Advocates Nanaimo – SAN Self Advocates Nanaimo (SAN) was formed with support of Nanaimo Supporting Advocates in Leadership in 2014. SAN is an important platform for people with diversabilities to have a voice and to learn how to take positive action towards the issues presented. SAN provides opportunities for advocacy, mentorship, education and community building. Recently, SAN was involved in a documentary “Food, Fun

Self-Advocates of Semiahmoo – SAS

The Self-Advocates of Semiahmoo (SAS) makes change through positive relationships. This focus provides the organization opportunities to engage others in our work and to collaborate on projects with the community, businesses, non-profits and government organizations. SAS pays close attention to support accessibility and inclusion in their community, province and country. SAS is an independent organization mainly funded by Semiahmoo House Society and The Semiahmoo Foundation.SAS has had success in Grants

Abbotsford Self Advocacy Group

WE BELIEVE ALL PEOPLE HAVE THE RIGHT TO DIRECT THEIR OWN LIVES Abbotsford Self Advocacy Group Date time of Meetings   just a reminder our next Self Advocates meetings will be held on a Wednesday from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at MSA Society for Community Living located at 2391 Crescent Way, Abbotsford. Our History The Abbotsford Self Advocate Group started in the early 1990’s.  The Group used to meet at

Delta Self Advocacy Group

Self Advocacy is a civil rights movement for people with developmental disabilities. Self Advocates seek to reduce the isolation of people with a developmental disability and share the tools and experience they need to take greater control over their lives – including being in charge of their own supports, or lobbying for improvements in public services. Self Advocates speak up for people with disabilities who cannot speak up for themselves.


What is the purpose of a Self-Advocacy Group? The purpose of The Nelson Self-Advocacy Group is to encourage people with disabilities to take more control over their own lives, make their own decisions, solve their own problems, and speak for themselves. We build awareness and education of the strengths, rights, wants, and needs of people with disabilities. The direction of the group will be member-driven and therefore the group could

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