About the Independent Living Resource Centre of Calgary

The Independent Living Resource Center of Calgary serves people with disabilities, youth, families, seniors, and members of the LGBTQIA2S+ community.  We are dedicated to promoting and enabling people to achieve their own level of independence. It's our mission to provide the best possible referrals, training, programs, and activities impacting the lives of thousands throughout the community. Donations allow us to continue to offer valuable programs, and any donation made is matched by the Alberta Treasury Branch.

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Kids Have Fun

Our Kids Have Fun program is open and available for children between the ages of 2 to 12 and allows us to take care up to 10 children at any time in our large room following AHS guidelines. We are set up for physical distancing which allows each child to attend the activities and have fun.


We have scheduled activities and programs every hour that allows children to enjoy many activities, such as; bowling, crafting, watching a movie, cooking, golfing, going for a walk (weather permitting), playing badminton, playing music, reading a book in our library, or just creating arts and crafts!


You can now conveniently make an appointment for your children between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm every day. Appointments must be made no later than 3:00 pm the day before. No food allowed. Feel free to bring your own drink.



"Kids Have Fun" rate is $15.00 per hour per child. Payment is needed by credit card when booking online or at our location the day before at least 12 hours prior to the appointment.  If you need additional information about this program, please call our office at 403-263-6880 for more details.

*Kids have Fun program is not a childcare



If you have questions or concerns reach out to us by email – info@ilrcc.ab.ca


If you need to talk to someone in the event of an emergency these numbers are monitored 24/7

Distress Center Calgary  (403)266-1601  

24 hour crisis line    403-266-HELP (4357)

Canada Suicide Prevention Service   (833-456)-4566   


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Sponsors and Donors

We greatly appreciate each and every one of our donors and supporters. Your kindness and generosity means the world to us, and enables us to continue our programs, and grow our organization. Because of you, we can serve Calgary and surrounding area and those who need it most. On behalf of everyone at the Independent Living Resource Centre of Calgary, thank you ever so much.

With special thanks to:

    Alberta Tourism and Culture
    Independent Living Canada
    McMaster Technical Services