About IL Canada

Independent Living Canada (IL Canada) is the national umbrella organization, representing and coordinating a network of Independent Living Centres (IL Centres) at the national level.

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Founded in 1986, The Independent Living movement in Canada has been changing lives for the last 35 years – building a community focused social movement for all Canadians alike

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Independent Living Canada and the Independent Living Centres across Canada have produced quality resources over the last 30 years. You’ll find a few here and you can contact your local IL Centre for more information on the other resources available and a representative will assist you.

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Core Programs

To contribute to our vision of an inclusive and accessible society where people with disabilities are valued equally and participate fully, the Independent Living Centres across Canada offer four programs.

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International Day of Persons with Disabilities Podcast Series

On the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Independent Living Canada launches new podcast series to commemorate organization’s 35th anniversary Ottawa, December 3 – To recognize the International Day of Persons with Disabilities and to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the independent living movement in Canada, Independent Living (IL) Canada has launched a new podcast series […]

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Accessible Canada Act Bill C-81

The purpose of the Accessible Canada Act is to identify, remove and prevent accessibility barriers that pertain to federal entities and jurisdictions involved with information and communication technologies…

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