Accredited IL Member Centres
An Independent Living Member Centre (IL Member Centre) is a non-profit, consumer controlled, and community-based organization that has achieved the level of Accredited Member Centre with IL Canada. Membership in IL Canada is limited to organizations wishing to promote IL Canada objectives and whose application for membership has been approved by the IL Canada Board of Directors. Accredited Member Centre is the only category of membership.
Expected Ethical Practices of Member Centers
The philosophy of IL promotes the rights of people with disabilities to examine choices, make decisions, take risks, make mistakes, and take responsibility for their own lives. IL Member Centres must maintain a Board of Directors that consists of no less than a 51% representation of persons with a disability forming self-governance.
IL recognizes that persons with different disabilities have different needs. At the same time, the IL philosophy insists that consumers’ right to have choices, make decisions, make mistakes and take responsibility for their own lives applies to all persons with disabilities. IL Member Centres will maintain an approach that is inclusive of all persons with any disability and endeavor to ensure that the combined sum of all programs and services have a cross-disability approach.
IL calls for a community-based approach to service development, delivery, evaluation and promotion. This commitment to meeting unmet needs is the principle of non-duplication of services. IL Member Centres must endeavor to develop program and services to meet specific consumer –identified gaps in their operating areas. Augmenting an existing service or program available in your area to best meet the needs of an IL Member Centre’s consumer is not considered a duplication of service.
Participation and Full Integration
The Independent Living philosophy calls for the integration and full participation of persons with disabilities in their communities. Member Centres must provide programs and services developed within the following 4 Core Pillars of Service:
- Information and Networking
- Peer Support
- Independent Living Skills Development
- Research and Community Development
Find your closest Independent Living Member Centre and get involved!
Empower, The Disability Resource Centre
4 Escasoni Place St. John’s NL A1A 3R6
Independent Living Nova Scotia (ILNS)
L151 – 7071 Bayers Road Halifax NS B3L 2C2
Vie Autonome Péninsule Acadienne inc.
200-C, boulevard, J.D. Gauthier Shippagan NB E8S 1P2
Vie autonome – Montréal
5555, avenue Westminster #404 Côte-St-Luc (Québec) H4W 2J2
Vie Autonome Montérégie
245 – 6 ième Ave, Bureau 1 St.Jean-sur-Richelieu (Québec) J2X 0C6
Vie Autonome Abitibi-Témiscamingue
201 – 9 ieme rue Val- d’Or (Québec) J9P 3K5
Breaking Down Barriers ILRC
234 Ste. Marie Street, Collingwood (Ontario) L9Y 3K5
Disability Resource Centre for IL
39 Brunelle Road North Kapuskasing (Ontario) P5N 2M1
Independent Living Centre Kingston
540 Montreal Road Kingston (Ontario) K7K 3J2
IL Centre of Waterloo Region
201-127 Victoria Street South Kitchener (Ontario) N2G 2B4
The IL Centre London & Area
101 – 433 King Street London (Ontario) N6B 3P3
401 – 214 Montreal Road Ottawa (Ontario) K1L 8L8
RISE – Resource Centre For IL
70 Isabella Street, Unit 117 Parry Sound (Ontario) P2A 1M6
IL Sudbury Manitoulin
125 Durham Street Sudbury (Ontario) P3C 1R8
Independent Living Resource Centre Thunder Bay
103 – 212 East Miles St.Thunder Bay ON P7C 1J6
Niagara Centre for IL
122 Queenston Street St. Catharines (Ontario) L2R 2Z3
Centre for IL in Toronto (CILT) Inc.
365 Bloor Street East, Suite 902 Toronto, (Ontario) M4W 3L4
South Saskatchewan IL Centre
2220, Albert Street Regina, SK S4P 2V2
The Ability Hub
237 – 5th Avenue North Saskatoon, SK S7K 2P2
#134, 3359 – 27th Street NE (Parma Centre) Calgary AB T1Y 5E4
#103 – 121 First Street Duncan BC V9L 1R1
Richmond Centre for Disability
#Unit 842, 5300 No. 3 Road Landsdowne Centre Richmond BC V6X 2X9
Independent Living Vernon
#107, 3402 – 27th Avenue Vernon BC V1T 1S1
Victoria Disability Resource Centre
817 A Fort St. Victoria BC V8W 1H6