About the Independent Living Resource Centre of Calgary

The independent living resource center of Calgary serves people with disabilities, 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

CENTRE ACTIVITIES ARE STILL RUNNING ONLINE!

We are accepting registrations for programs that start in the new year. For a list of available programs check Here 

Our current Saturday bowling program is postponed until January 23 . 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

Our Book club is now open to new members. Book club runs all month long with virtual meetings every Tuesday 11:00am-12:00pm. If you are interested in joining check out our Facebook page for more information or send us an email at info@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, go meet a friend for coffee or lunch, attend a job interview, or anything else you need to do. 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

 

Independent Living Centre of Waterloo Region, 2020

International Day of People with Disabilities: Thinking outside the wheelchair
By Philip Mills and Samantha Walsh

In the 28 years since the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed the first annual observance of the International Day of People With Disabilities, much has been done to recognize and promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all facets of our society and in our communities.
Still, the word ‘disability’ for many conjures the image of a person using a wheelchair. Despite the fact that many people with disabilities use assistive devices, this narrative leaves out a significant portion of people with invisible disabilities, including mental illness, chronic pain, seeing or hearing disabilities, and learning or cognitive disabilities.

To read the full article click HERE

 

Programs

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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Volunteers

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:

    AGLC
    Alberta Tourism and Culture
    Independent Living Canada
    McMaster Technical Services