Life Skills Programs

The Independent Living Resource Center Calgary (ILRCC) welcomes Winter 2023

The Life Skills programs are designed for adults with disabilities who want to seek greater independence and/or strive to live independently. The goal is to maximize potential and personal growth via learning a variety of useful practical skills needed for day-to-day life, to strengthen community ties and knowledge, as well as social skills and greater independence.

Contact our Programs Director Melissa at programs@ilrcc.ab.ca or  403-263-6880 to find out more.

Spring 2023 registration is now open!

Monday Media & Advertising:

March 6th – December 18th

1:00pm – 2:30pm

  • February 20th – CLOSED FOR FAMILY DAY. NO PROGRAMS.
  • May 22nd  – CLOSED FOR VICOTRIA DAY. NO PROGRAMS.

ILRCC - #134, 3359 27th St. NE

Volunteer program. Must commit to a minimum of 1 month to volunteer for newsletter.

“My Voice, My Choice” is a new magazine for people with disabilities to come together and share ideas, advocacy, education, and stories. Every month we will create and design a new edition for print and digital distribution.

Join us and become part of our Newsletter team. We need editors, photographers, story writers, artists, and designers. Come showcase your talents!!

NOTICE* THERE IS NO COOKING CLASSES ON WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 15TH

Wednesday Winter Afternoon Cooking:

February 22nd, 2023 - March 29th, 2023

12:30pm – 2:00pm

ILRCC - #134, 3359 27th St. NE

Program runs for 6 weeks at a cost of $75.

This 6-week, 1.5 hour per session, cooking course is designed for all ability levels. The primary focus is to help participants develop their prep and cooking skills.

Each week includes approximately an hour of cooking and ends with sharing the meal prepared and cleaning up.

*PLEASE  NOTE: Maximum of 6 participants per session.

Wednesday Winter Evening Cooking:

February 22nd, 2023 - March 29th, 2023

4:00pm - 5:30pm

ILRCC - #134, 3359 27th St. NE

Program runs for 6 weeks at a cost of $75.

This 6-week, 1.5 hour per session, cooking course is designed for all ability levels. The primary focus is to help participants develop their prep and cooking skills.

Each week includes approximately an hour of cooking and ends with sharing the meal prepared and cleaning up.

*PLEASE  NOTE: Maximum of 6 participants per session.

Thursday Focus 4 Health:

March 9th – May 25th

2:00pm – 3:00pm

ILRCC - #134, 3359 27th St. NE & 3 Community locations

Program runs for 8 weeks at a cost of $90.

Our Focus 4 Health program will be 8 weeks in length and will focus on 8 target skills for social and relationship health.

  1. Self
  2. Conflict Resolution
  3. Coping Strategies
  4. Group Participation – Group community outing to Mall
  5. Attentive Listening skills
  6. Relationship – Group community outing with friends
  7. Non-verbal Communication
  8. Conversations – Group community outing to restaurant

Thursday ASL:

March 9th – May 25th

5:30pm – 6:45pm

ILRCC - #134, 3359 27th St. NE

Program runs for 12 weeks at a cost of $110.

This 12-week American Sign Language (ASL) course is intended for students who have little to no prior experience with ASL or who need some fundamental skills. Students pick up on the fundamentals of regular ASL communication while also learning about Deaf culture and Deaf Community topics. The main subjects covered are getting to know you, exchanging personal information, and talking about living arrangements. With an emphasis on fostering the ability to ask and respond to questions, grammar is introduced in context.