We are dedicated to promoting and enabling all persons with disabilities to achieve their own level of independence.
Our mission: The Independent Living Resource Centre of Calgary provides referrals, training and programs to persons with disabilities in Alberta to assist them in achieving their own level of independence.
Our vision: To ensure equality and independence for all persons with disabilities.
We help participants develop friendships within the ILRCC, connect to the broader community through volunteer placements, and foster long-term learning.
Three core programs offer participants:
The Independent Living Resource Centre Calgary is comprised of a diverse, professional, caring and attentive team of volunteers and full-time staff. We're dedicated to serving Calgary and all its communities, through all our programs and activities.
A timeline of historical milestones has led the ILRCC to what it is today:
|1981||This International Year of the Disabled created the spark for what the ILRCC is today. In this year, a series of successful local projects explore and define the concept of independent living in Calgary.|
|1984||The Calgary Association for Independent Living (CAIL) is created as a user-controlled, non-profit society.|
|1991||CAIL officially changes its name to the Independent Living Resource Centre of Calgary (ILRCC), to reflect its association with the Canadian Association for Independent Living Centres.|
|2001||The LEARN program becomes part of the ILRCC.
This program remains one of our most successful programs.
|2007||The ILRCC moves to its current offices in northeast Calgary.
(#134, 3359 – 27 Street NE)
|2008||The ILRCC achieves national accreditation through Independent Living Canada.
New methods of fundraising are established.
|2009||The ILRCC celebrates its 25th anniversary, and new plans for growth are put into place.|
|2010||The ILRCC’s accreditation with Independent Living Canada is renewed.|
|2011||The popular LEARN program celebrates its 10th-year anniversary.|
|2012||The ILRCC introduces computers for its programs and workshops.|
|2014||The ILRCC celebrates its 30th anniversary.
It hosts its first-annual Accessibility & Technology tradeshow.
|2015||Website Redesigned for ease of sight and use|
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