Understand Your Rights

Advocacy is defined as “any action that speaks in favor of, recommends, argues for a cause, supports or defends, or pleads on behalf of others”.

TLCIL provides both Systems Advocacy and Individual Advocacy for the disability community.


Systems advocacy involves advocating for legislation and policy changes at the institutional level. Some examples include:

  • Making sure public parks are accessible
  • Working to make sure schools at all levels of education are accessible
  • Making sure public transit systems are accessible
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Individual advocacy is advocating on behalf of the individual consumer. Some examples include:

  • Accommodation requests
  • Discrimination complaints
  • Landlord disputes
  • Workplace disputes

If you feel you or someone you know is in need of advocacy, please contact us and we will be happy to provide our support!