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Organization: Independent Living Resource Centre  
Phone Numbers: 807-577-6166
Toll-Free: 1-800-461-3153
Fax: 807-577-6119
Email: tom@ilrctbay.com
Website: www.ilrctbay.com
Address:
130 Brodie St S
Thunder Bay, ON
P7E 1B9
Intersection: Brodie St S and Donald St S
Location: South Ward, Glengowan Bldg (formerly United Way of Thunder Bay)
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm
Executives: Tom Pugliese - Executive Director
807-577-6166 ext 1
Brian Spare - Chairperson
Service Description: Provides services for and by people with disabilities in the Thunder Bay and Northwestern Ontario region, from Marathon to the Manitoba border

Located in the Glengowan Building on Donald St S near Brodie St S

  • Provides services for and by people with disabilities
  • Empowers individuals with a disability to take control of their resources by utilizing information, support, skills and choices available to them
  • Offers a cross-disability approach and therefore serve people with any form of self-disclosed disability

  • Focuses on the following 4 core programs:
    • Information and Networking
    • Peer Support and Interaction
    • Independent Living Skill Development
    • Research and Community Development

    Direct Funding
    • Provides a self-managed attendant care program for adults with physical
      disabilities
    • Assists people throughout NW Ontario in the application process for funding to self-manage their own attendant care services

    Healthy Choices
    • Focuses on education about food purchasing, food preparation and meal planning
    • Emphasizes on buying low cost, high nutrient value food
    • Facilitates cooking demonstrations to show participants how to prepare, handle and properly store food

    Directions
    • Offers a disability education and awareness program that meets the requirements for employers/businesses under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)
    • Assists community groups, businesses with proper etiquette for dealing with persons with disabilities
    • Provides employers information on The Duty To Accommodate as well as Accessibility Standards under the AODA

    Fees: None
    Application: By phone, drop-in, mail or e-mail
    Eligibility - Population(s) Served: Individuals with a disability, family members, friends or service providers
    Languages: English ; Interpretive Services
    Area(s) Served: Cochrane, Kenora District, Rainy River District, Thunder Bay City, Thunder Bay District
    See Also: Advocacy and Social Action for People with Disabilities
    Financial Assistance for People with Disabilities
    Independent Living Support
    Life Skills for People with Disabilities

    This information was last completely updated on December 20, 2016

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