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.

Listen to the Independent Living song and Join the Movement!


The Independent Living Resource Center Calgary (ILRCC) turned 36 and has unveiled some exciting recreation and entertainment programs.

It’s been over 3 decades of improving lives, meeting friends, and learning; we are introducing some new programs such as Finances and budgeting, Literacy, Community Garden, Cooking from around the world, and American Sign Language.

We want to bring back our popular LEARN programs: Art, Yoga, Music and Movement, Bowling (when it is safe to gather) and so much more.

Membership Fee = $150 per consumer for 3 months. This is for unlimited programs. You can attend as many programs as you want.

Everyone who registers for June to August will be able to put their name in for a draw to receive $50.00 off their next registration.

All of our programs, except for Bowling will be virtual until we are able to have you come to our centre again.

We are accepting registrations for programs that start in June. Use the buttons below to see what is happening!



Please do not hesitate to reach out to us for registration at  learn@ilrcc.ab.ca or call 403-263-6880 if you face any technical difficulties or want to learn more.

Make a difference… enjoy the summer…get back to doing something for yourself!!!




Our current Saturday bowling program is postponed until further notice. This is due to current Alberta government Covid-19 restrictions. It will resume when the current restrictions have been lifted. If you would like to receive email updates about our programs regularly please send an email to LEARN@ilrcc.ab.ca

ILRCC will be opening a drop-in center for children on an hourly basis or as needed. If you need a haircut, want to meet a friend for coffee or lunch, attend a job interview, or anything else you need to do, we are here to help you out! We have bowling, badminton, basketball, arts and crafts, storytime, and movies to keep everyone entertained. You can register online and pick the time that works for you or contact us, as this is by appointment only.


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   


News Updates

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The Disability Tax Credit Ultimate Resource Guide

The Disability Tax Credit Ultimate Resource Guide has been updated and now reflects changes made as of February 2021. It features the Disability Tax Credit amounts, the application process, and other important information.

Here are the links to the Disability Credit Canada where you will find the guide and the Disability Tax Credit Calculator:

2021 Disability Tax Credit Guide

Disability Tax Credit Calculator

The DCCI Scholarship for Canadian Students with Disabilities

This annual scholarship is brought to you by Disability Credit Canada. The winner is rewarded with $1000 to help young disabled Canadians achieve their goals in higher education or vocational training. Click on the link below for more information:

2021 Scholarship for young Canadians with disabilities


For further information or assistance email us at info@ilrcc.ab.ca or call us at 403-263-6880. We can assist in filling out the forms and applications through phone sessions or in person by appointment only.



PEP & Life Skills

This service provides information on and referral to disability related resources.

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Learn Program

Educational opportunities and skill development in community settings.

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Let us help you find meaningful and productive volunteer opportunities.

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Peer Support

Receive support and explore social / educational opportunities.

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Our Centre and Program Highlights

Our latest video showcases just some of what we do at the ILRCC - get a peek into our facilities, programs, and the impact we have on our clients.

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