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 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


It's our mission to provide the best possible referrals, training, programs, and activities impacting the lives of thousands throughout the community.

Fundraisers allow us to continue to offer valuable programs.

Check out our current fundraisers!

Your Experience Matters!

The Disability Inclusion Action Plan Survey in English, ASL, French and LSQ, is an accessible survey used by Independent Living Canada in order to collect feedback from a broad range of Canadians with disabilities, both visible and invisible. While the Bridging the Gap project has primarily focused up until now on those with disabilities who live at the “margins of the margins” – the unhoused, new immigrants and refugees, and more – the survey aims to cast a wider net.
Your participation can help ensure that policies, programs and services as part of the Disability Inclusion Action Plan are designed based on the most accurate information possible to reflect the challenges, experiences and issues facing persons with disabilities.
With your help, we can shape Canada’s first-ever Disability Inclusion Action Plan!
Canadians can access and complete the survey anonymously online by November 14, 2022. The survey can also be completed by phone: 1-800-567-2873 x5381 or by videos which can be submitted to: diapproject@gmail.com
Link to the English survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DIAP-EN-ASL
Thanks for your support!
Votre expérience fait la différence :
Le sondage sur le plan d'action pour l'inclusion des personnes handicapées en anglais, ASL, français et LSQ, est un sondage accessible afin de recueillir les commentaires d'un large éventail de Canadiens handicapés, visibles et invisibles. Alors que le projet Combler le fossé s'est principalement concentré jusqu'à présent sur les personnes handicapées qui vivent en " marge des marges " - les personnes sans logement, les nouveaux immigrants et réfugiés, et plus encore - l'enquête vise à élargir le champ d'action.
Votre participation peut contribuer à faire en sorte que les politiques, les programmes et les services dans le cadre du Plan d'action pour l'intégration des personnes handicapées soient conçus sur la base des informations les plus précises possibles afin de refléter les défis, les expériences et les problèmes auxquels sont confrontées les personnes handicapées.
Avec votre aide, nous pouvons façonner le tout premier Plan d'action pour l'intégration des personnes handicapées du Canada !
Les Canadiens peuvent accéder au sondage et y répondre de façon anonyme en ligne d'ici le 14 novembre 2022. L'enquête peut également être remplie par téléphone : 1-800-567-2873 x5381 ou par vidéos qui peuvent être envoyées à : diapproject@gmail.com.
Merci pour votre aide!


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.

Paintings on sale now!!!

Tuesday afternoon at our art class, we created a “Wall of Paintings.”
This art is created by our clients that attend our Art and Crafts program on Tuesdays from 1:00 – 2:00.
These paintings are on sale now! Check out the Art Gallery HERE. All proceeds go directly to the artist!

Our First Stampede BBQ 2022!

Sponsors and Donors

We greatly appreciate each and every one of our donors and supporters. Your kindness and generosity mean 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).