Independent Living Across Canada Day – 2018!

Independent Living Canada and the Ottawa Independent Living Resource Centre had a fantastic day celebrating Independent Living Across Canada Day with all of our members on June 4th 2018!

This year’s theme was ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY so we showcased and explored the many ways that technology is impacting and improving the lives of people with all abilities! Members, family and supporters, and community members participated in the OILRC Assistive Technology Escape Room Challenge where, together, we all solved the puzzles, found the hidden keys and learned about different assistive technologies in what we are pleased to say was successfully engaging, team-building, and informative fun. We even got to enjoy lots of refreshments such as snacks and cake with our members!

We also had the pleasure of welcoming community partners Neil Squire, CNIB, and Tetra Society to set up booths and share some info about themselves!

It was a blast!

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An Evening of Laughter 2017

July 13th 2017 was the OILRC first Annual Evening of Laughter comedy event, and we are pleased to report that it was a success!

The event was held at The Gladstone Theatre with a family-friendly line-up of comedians provided by Yuk Yuk’s.


Independent Living Across Canada Day- 2017

logoILCanada.png2017 marked some important dates, and what better way to celebrate than with friends and cake!

The Independent Living movement in Canada celebrated a 30 year milestone. As a tribute to Canada’s 150th Birthday, IL Canada shared 150 stories from members of the independent living centers across the county.

Here in the Nation’s capital we hosted an Open House on June 1st 2017 along with national representatives from Independent Living Canada.


Chapters Fundraisers 2016


The OILRC was invited by our local Chapters to participate in 5 mini FUNdraising events throughout 2016.

During the FUNdraiser OILRC staff, members, and board members were set-up near the entrance of the Chapters location and helped to raise awareness of the Ottawa Independent Living Resource Centre and the programs and service we provide. 20% of all purchases made during the event we donated direct back to the OILRC.

The OILRC is grateful to Chapters Gloucester for such a wonderful partnership opportunity!

The total amount of funds raised was over $600!