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.

Annual General Meeting Announcement

2022 Annual General Meeting
Monday, September 12, 2023 from 4:30 pm - 6:30pm MST

The AGM will be held at 134, 3359 – 27th ST NE, Calgary, AB, or online via Zoom

An interpreter will be provided

Dear ILRCC Members,

We are writing to invite you to our Annual General Meeting (AGM). 2021 has brought some major and exciting changes for ILRCC. and we’re eager to share them with the membership at the AGM.

As a not-for-profit organization, ILRCC is run by a volunteer Board of Directors which is elected each annual term by our membership (individuals such as you who support ILRCC) at our AGM. The Board of Directors helps guide the organization towards its vision while ensuring it is responsible, transparent, and sustainable.

We look forward to telling you about upcoming events, presenting budgets and audited financial statements, updates from our annual giving campaign, and celebrating some incredible successes from 2021-2022!

The resolutions to be proposed:

The business of the meeting (also known as the resolutions to be proposed) is as follows:

  • To receive and if thought fit accept the income and expenditure account and balance sheet for the year to 31st March 2022
  • To appoint auditors for the current financial year
  • To receive and if thought fit approve the report of the Chair
  • The Board of directors continuing
  • Nomination of new board members

 

 

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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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Volunteers

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.

https://www.ilc-vac.ca/il-locations/

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News

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

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Events

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

 

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Donate

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

Fundraisers

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!

News Updates

September 30th – National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

The National Day of Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day are Indigenous-led grassroots commemorative days designed to increase public awareness of the effects residential schools have had on Indigenous people, families, and communities over multiple generations and to advance the idea of “Every Child Matters.”

Why do Indigenous communities want to cancel Canada Day?
More than 1,000 unmarked graves, most of which are thought to belong to Indigenous children, have prompted calls from indigenous groups for the cancellation of Canada’s national holiday.
Every year on September 30, Orange Shirt Day is observed in remembrance of the indigenous children in Canada who were transported to residential schools and forced into assimilating into the country’s dominant culture. This day serves as a reminder for us to stand with the survivors and against bullying in our society as well as all types of racism, including systemic racism.
The importance of Orange Shirt Day extends to all Indigenous people and communities. Please support and celebrate all Indigenous children on September 30th in observance of Every Child Matters – Orange Shirt Day as well as Canada Day – Happy Indigenous Day.

Free Fire Safety Presentation for individuals with disabilities and their support team

Tuesday, November 1st, 2022  2:30pm – 4:00 pm

ILRCC Office – #134, 3359 27th. St. NE

Join the Calgary Fire Department for an in-person fire safety presentation for clients of the ILRCC and their support team. You will learn about the most common causes of fire in Calgary and how to prevent them. We will also discuss the importance of having working smoke alarms and how to plan and follow your home escape plan to get out safely in an emergency. During this presentation clients and their support team will be able to complete our interactive Fire Safety Abilities checklist to determine what skills clients are able to perform on their own and what skills they need support.

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Looking for Garden Volunteers!!

We are currently looking for 4 people to help with our big garden once a week on Saturdays.

The garden is located at 9110 34th Ave. SE.

You must have your own transportation to and from the location

Please contact Diane at ed@ilrcc.ab.ca

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 Gallary tab at the top of this page.
All proceeds go directly to the artist!

 

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 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:

AGLC

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).