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Independent Living Canada / Vie Autonome Canada

Alternate Name OCR ; Vie Autonome Canada
Former Name Canadian Association of Independent Living Centres (01/05/08)
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Ottawa
Address & Map
House of Sports - RA Centre
2451 Riverside Dr
Ottawa, ON K1H 7X7
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Intersection Bronson Ave and Riverside Dr
Bus Route Notes OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or Route Timetable
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Parking Free Parking
Description and Services
Description (Service) National umbrella organization that advances the principles of independent living by providing leadership and resources to people with disabilities through its network of Independent Living Resource Centres (ILRC). * Supports the Independent Living movement and strengthens the Independent Living Resource Centres by undertaking the following activities:

* Developing policies to strengthen and support the core programs offered at the ILRCs;
* Offering guidance and support to ILRCs in day-to-day operations and delivery of programs and services;
* Developing training and resources to help ILRCs;
* Networking to provide a link for the exchange of information, ideas and resources among ILRCs;
* Partnerships to develop and maintain working relationships between government, the non-profit sector, and the private sector;
* Information services provide information on Independent Living to ILRCs, the general public, community agencies, governments and the media;
* Promoting and building awareness of the Independent Living philosophy throughout Canada

Accreditation Program: Independent Living Canada has developed an Accreditation Process for its member centres. The Accreditation process is also applied when centres want to move from Centre Under Development status to become an Accredited ILRC. All centres who want to maintain their accredited status must undergo this organizational review every three years.
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm
Areas Served Canada
Eligibility Independent Living Resource Centres are eligible to become members; Independent Living Resource Centres provide information, support and services to people living with any disability
Application Call or send an e-mail for more information.
Languages English ; French
Fees Membership - Accreditation
Service Categories Centres for Independent Living ; Disability Associations ; Occupational/Professional Licensing and Certification
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-563-2581
Toll Free Phone 1-877-713-3373
Fax 613-563-3861
Social Media Facebook
Primary Contact Diane Kreuger, Board Chair
Alternate Contact Patrick K. Curran, Director of Operations; Email:
Other Details
Established 1986
Funding Grants ; Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 129334082 RR0001 ; Foundation
Elections The Board of Directors is appointed.
Print Material Posters * fact sheets * books * guides
Resources Website, Virtual Independent Living Resource Centre
Accreditation No

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