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!

Personal Empowerment Program (PEP) & Peer Support

This service provides information on and referral to disability-related resources. Receive support by exploring social/educational opportunities.

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Learn Program

Educational opportunities and skill development in community settings.

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About Us

Our Mission, Values, & Vision.

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Let us help you find meaningful and productive volunteer opportunities.

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Independent Living Across Canada Day (ILACD)

Independent Living (IL) is a vision, a philosophy and a movement of persons with disabilities. Born on California University campuses in the 1970s, spreading to Canada in the 1980s, reaching worldwide by changing how people view and respond to disability.


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Be in the loop of current news, historic events, and programs/services.

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Get involved in our events such as Photography & Nature, Life Skills, Gardening, and other favourites.


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Help our cause to raise resources for those who need our programs, services, and event participation. Donations allow us to help more people and grow.

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Contact Us

For more questions and concerns, kindly reach out.

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Arts & Crafts Gallery

Our clients attend our Art and Crafts Program on Tuesdays from 1:00 - 2:00 PM. Their paintings will go on sale, and everything you need to know is updated.

Our Clients Gallery

News Updates

On May 24, we celebrated 37 years with a cake that Karla Nolke made. Tuesday afternoon, we created a “Wall of Paintings.” This art was created by our clients that attend our Art and Crafts program Tuesdays from 1:00 – 2:00. These paintings will go on sale, and we will keep you updated on the sale date.

Thursday was more celebrations with our Health and Wellness class (Thursdays from 1:00 – 2:30). We celebrated with an afternoon of chair massages and learned some simple stretches. We also made an “easy to make”  hand scrub.
It was a great week.
Stay tuned this week as we celebrate National AccessAble Week from May 29 – to June 4.



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 Calgary, thank you ever so much.

With special thanks to:

    Alberta Tourism and Culture
    Independent Living Canada
    Wise Tech Corp
    Diocese of Calgary
    Government of Alberta - Highway Cleanup Calgary
    Pampered Chef
    Mountain Rhino Donuts
    Our numerous individual and private donors



Sponsors: Independent Living Vie autonome, WiseTech (Making Tech Easy), Diocese of Calgary, Alberta (Culture & Tourism), AGLC (Alberta Gaming Liquor Comission).