About IL Canada
Founded in 1986, Independent Living Canada (IL Canada) is the national umbrella organization, representing and coordinating a network of Independent Living Centres (IL Centres) at the national level.
The Board of Directors for IL Canada are comprised of a majority of people who themselves live with a disability and include Members at Large as well as a representative from each Province where an Independent Living Centre is located. IL Canada’s aim has been about empowering the individual to self-identify positive changes. IL Centres are designed to facilitate greater independence through the active and meaningful involvement of persons living with any form of disability in all aspects of their lives.
Independent Living Canada (IL Canada) commits to promoting and building awareness of its mission by undertaking the following activities:
Policy articulation and development
Guidance and support to IL Centres in
operations, programs and services delivery Resources, training development and providing networking opportunities
Liaison and education with the government, general public, community agencies, media, nonprofit and private sector
Beth Caskey – British Columbia
Vacant – Alberta
Ross McCreery – Saskatchewan
Philip Mills – Ontario
Jacques Lapointe – Quebec
Roger Boudreau – New Brunswick
Carrie Ernst – Nova Scotia
Carole J. Barron – Newfoundland and Labrador
Diane Kreuger – Calgary, AB
Suzanne Larocque – Kapuskasing, ON
Kimberly Yetman Dawson – St. John’s NL
Samantha Walsh– Toronto, ON
Mark Green - Regina, SK
Independent Living Canada envisions an inclusive and accessible society where people with disabilities are valued equally and participate fully.
1. Be consumer-controlled
More than 51% of people directly involved in the organization’s management and decision-making are people with disabilities.
Independent Living Canada is a national
non-profit association of Independent Living Centres run by and for people with disabilities who promote the Independent Living Philosophy.
Independent Living Canada supports the development of Independent Living Centres, and provides education and leadership for its member organizations, partners and communities.
2. Serve cross disability
Offer programs and services to all persons, regardless of the type and number of their disabilities.
4. Promote full participation and integration
Supporting people with disabilities and encouraging individuals to participate in all aspects of economic, cultural and social life in Canada.
3. Be community-based and not-for-profit
People with disabilities can identify issues in their own communities which affect their lives.
INDEPENDENT LIVING CANADA/VIE AUTONOME CANADA
Business Number: 129334082RR0001
Independent Living Canada
House of Sport – RA Centre
2451 Riverside Drive Ottawa ON Canada K1H 7X7
TÉL : 1-877-713-3373
fax.: (613) 563-3861