These programs are the means in which we enable people to explore their options and find solutions to the barriers, which they encounter. Our core programs are:
Information and Referral
Offers people with disabilities, and the community relevant information, which they require. Methods include workshops, Internet access, resource library, newsletters, and telephone referrals and support.
Enables people with disabilities to establish peer contacts to reduce isolation share skills, information and support. Methods to deliver Peer Support include workshops, telephone support, one-on-one visits, social gatherings and community outings. Click here for more information... Peer Support
Research and Service Development
Creates the capacity of the Centre to identify and respond to unmet needs which people with disabilities identify. Examples of current and recent initiatives includes delivery of a national consumer-based employment program aimed at individuals facing multiple barriers, local administration of the Ministry of Health funded Direct Funding Program for Attendant Care, a local partnership aimed at developing crime prevention strategies for people with disabilities funded by the Federal Ministry of Justice.
Empowerment Skills Development
Enables people with disabilities to develop their personal capacity to identify barriers, explore options, develop skills and make decisions, which lead to greater autonomy. Frequent barriers identified, include denial of essential support, housing discrimination, caregiver neglect and violence, income support issues and transportation obstacles. Strategies to deliver this program are varied and individualized based on the consumer's direction. They include crisis management support and networking, one-to-one problem solving and empowerment skills development workshops. Click here for more information... Empowerment Skills Development Workshops
Offers youth ages 16 to 25 with all/cross disabilities the chance to participate in a variety of activities that each play an important part in the progression towards adulthood. The program is divided into the categories of health & lifestyle, employment & education, volunteering & community development, housing & basic needs, and independent living in Ottawa. The program is conducted through workshops, activities and one-to-one support that all promote participation, independence and empowerment.
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Ottawa Independent Living Resource Centre ~ Centres de ressources pour la vie autonome d'Ottawa
401-214 Montreal Road, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1L 8L8
TEL (613) 236-2558 FAX (613) 236-4562 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com