Newsletters contain information concerning the activities of Sunshine Coast Citizen Advocacy including stories, events, educational material and ongoing information. 

Stories – Advocates in action, be inspired!

There are many wonderful stories of how Citizen Advocates have enhanced the lives of their protégé. Here is a small selection.


Citizen Advocacy Trust of Australia (CATA)
Citizen Advocacy Launceston Region (Tas)
Citizen Advocacy South Australia

Citizen Advocacy Perth West (WA)
North East Citizen Advocacy (Vic)
Capricorn Citizen Advocacy (Rockhampton, QLD)
Citizen Advocacy Sunbury & Districts Inc. (Vic)


North Quabbin Citizen Advocacy (USA)
Chatham-Savannah Citizen Advocacy (USA)
Do For One New York City (USA)

Citizen Advocacy Auckland (NZ)


DANA (Disability Advocacy Network Australia)

National Disability Advocacy Program – Advocacy for people with disability DVD 

Training video clips

The Heart of the Matter – Illawarra Advocacy

John Armstrong and Bob Lee discuss ideas and strategies for Advocacy for people with disability in meeting situations.

Bob Lee and John Armstrong discuss issues concerning advocacy for vulnerable people with disability.

Social Role Valorisation

Citizen Advocacy is underpinned by a philosophy known as Social Role Valorisation. Social Role Valorisation starts with the assumption that all societies tend to “devalue” (or not treat as valuable) certain classes of people, usually those who represent the opposite of what is valued in the society.  

Our society perceives a disability to be a negative attribute and one which has been associated with many misleading and very damaging perceptions which have caused great harm to people with disabilities.

The consequence of this has created a situation whereby today, people with disabilities continue to be treated in a negative and devalued manner with often little or no consideration for their personal attributes, competencies and potential for development.

Social Role Valorisation (SRV) refers to the concept that, association with people, roles and situations that are valued by society will enhance the image of people with disabilities and lead to their wider participation in society and the enhancement of their competencies and opportunities.

Social Role Valorisation (AUS)