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Ottawa Independent Living Resource Centre

Ottawa Independent Living Resource Centre Call us at (613) 236-2558
Visit us in person at: 214 Montreal Rd, Suite 401, Ottawa

The Ottawa Independent Living Resource Centre (OILRC) is one of 27 Independent Living Resource Centre's in Canada. We are non-profit organizations, serving people with disabilities in our communities.

The Ottawa Independent Living Resource Centre (OILRC) is one of 27 Independent Living Resource Centre's in Canada. We are non-profit organizations, serving people with disabilities in our communities.

Operating as usual

01/03/2023

Happy New Year from OILRC!
We can't wait for all that 2023 has to offer.

Ottawa Foyers Partage - OFP
12/22/2022

Ottawa Foyers Partage - OFP

Just a reminder that there will be a centre closure from December 26th- January 2nd, returning on January 3rd. We wish y...
12/21/2022

Just a reminder that there will be a centre closure from December 26th- January 2nd, returning on January 3rd. We wish you all Happy Holidays, and we look forward to seeing you in 2023!

12/15/2022

Please note that our email blast (newsletter) will not be sent out this Friday, rather it will be sent out on December 23rd, so that we could circulate the January 2023 calendar.

We want to thank our staff and consumers that worked really hard to make the OILRC Holiday Party such a success. We also...
12/15/2022

We want to thank our staff and consumers that worked really hard to make the OILRC Holiday Party such a success. We also want to thank Service Coordination Support - SCS and private donations that made this all possible. Thank you to all who attended, we had a blast with you!

Another creative Crafty Thursday, thanks to our partnership with Service Coordination Support - SCS
12/08/2022

Another creative Crafty Thursday, thanks to our partnership with Service Coordination Support - SCS

Another Healthy Eating Education Session at the Centre. Thank you Ottawa Community Foundation for supporting this initia...
12/08/2022

Another Healthy Eating Education Session at the Centre. Thank you Ottawa Community Foundation for supporting this initiative!

It's that moment you've all been waiting for....OILRC's Annual Holiday Party! November 13th 1:30-4:30 pm at 214 Montreal...
11/30/2022

It's that moment you've all been waiting for....OILRC's Annual Holiday Party!
November 13th 1:30-4:30 pm at 214 Montreal Rd., Suite 401, Ottawa. Please RSVP to [email protected] or by calling 613-236-2558 ext. 222

Ottawa Independent Living Resource Centre is excited to be partnering with Circles and opening up a channel for families...
11/29/2022
Welcome Home: Veteran Circles of Return

Ottawa Independent Living Resource Centre is excited to be partnering with Circles and opening up a channel for families with loved ones with disabilities. Circles is a free, anonymous, voice-only emotional support mobile application.

We will be running a room on the Circles app on Mondays at 4 PM EST to provide support for our community. Here is how you can join the conversation for FREE:

1. Download the Circles app to your phone.
a. Link to download the app for an apple device: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/circles-support/id1540905564.
b. Link to download the app for an android device:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sevenchairs

2. Open the app and sign up for an account. (This service is FREE. You will not be asked for a credit card. Just contact info.)

3. Choose the topic you are interested in. (Disabilities for joining our room)

4. Once your account is created, you can click on this link to join our room on Mondays at 4:00 PM ET: https://circlesv.page.link/mRmuRmL2wcUPakUE8

We’re so excited to be partnering with Circles and we hope that you can join us!

Veterans Council Practice: Getting to the heart of our shared experience without judgment

Thank you for all that supported us at ST ANNE CHRISTMAS BAZAAR on Saturday. We were able to raise just over $300, that ...
11/28/2022

Thank you for all that supported us at ST ANNE CHRISTMAS BAZAAR on Saturday. We were able to raise just over $300, that will go towards a day trip we are planning for the spring/summer.

Don't forget, we will be at ST ANNE CHRISTMAS BAZAAR this Saturday November 26th 9-2. We can't wait to see you there!
11/25/2022

Don't forget, we will be at ST ANNE CHRISTMAS BAZAAR this Saturday November 26th 9-2. We can't wait to see you there!

OILRC is excited to be a vendor ST ANNE CHRISTMAS BAZAAR. We will be raising funds for the centre. We welcome volunteers and visitors to come out and see us.

Address: 500 Stonehaven Drive, Kanata, ON, K2M2V6

Check us out on the December issue of Perspectives Vanier! A BIG THANK you to Ontario Trillium Foundation for the grant ...
11/25/2022

Check us out on the December issue of Perspectives Vanier! A BIG THANK you to Ontario Trillium Foundation for the grant to run our Connecting with Tech program.

December 3rd is the United Nations International Day for Persons with Disabilities. The theme for this year is “Transfor...
11/25/2022

December 3rd is the United Nations International Day for Persons with Disabilities. The theme for this year is “Transformative solutions for inclusive development: the role of innovation in fuelling an accessible and equitable world”. We invite our members to share their thoughts and ideas on how we can achieve this.

11/24/2022
11/23/2022
So, it might be time for a bigger space. Painting with Allyson was very full, which made us smile of course. We are alwa...
11/18/2022

So, it might be time for a bigger space. Painting with Allyson was very full, which made us smile of course. We are always so amazed with the beautiful artwork our artists create. There were so many amazing pictures taken and we can't post them all unfortunately, here's a sample.

A BIG THANK YOU to Nicole for teaching us about Aboriginal/Indigenous Culture and leading the crafts of making a medicin...
11/18/2022

A BIG THANK YOU to Nicole for teaching us about Aboriginal/Indigenous Culture and leading the crafts of making a medicine pouch and choker necklace.

Crafty Thursday was lots of fun yesterday. Although we ran out of ornaments, we moved on to painting canvases. Thank you...
11/11/2022

Crafty Thursday was lots of fun yesterday. Although we ran out of ornaments, we moved on to painting canvases. Thank you to all the artists that join us and those that donated their art to the St Anne Christmas Bazaar https://www.facebook.com/events/486389010193114.

11/11/2022

Flags at facilities will be lowered to half-mast from sunrise to sunset today, November 11, to commemorate
Find out more: https://bit.ly/3fwvPRV

Thank you to those that made it out to lunch club, as always, it was lots of fun!
11/07/2022

Thank you to those that made it out to lunch club, as always, it was lots of fun!

OILRC is excited to be a vendor ST ANNE CHRISTMAS BAZAAR. We will be raising funds for the centre. We welcome volunteers...
11/04/2022

OILRC is excited to be a vendor ST ANNE CHRISTMAS BAZAAR. We will be raising funds for the centre. We welcome volunteers and visitors to come out and see us.

Address: 500 Stonehaven Drive, Kanata, ON, K2M2V6

11/03/2022
We had an amazing turnout for the Halloween Party yesterday. Thank you all that volunteered your time to help make it a ...
11/01/2022

We had an amazing turnout for the Halloween Party yesterday. Thank you all that volunteered your time to help make it a success!

Just a reminder, if you haven't RSVP'd for the Halloween Party on October 31st from 1-3 pm, it's not too late to do so. ...
10/28/2022

Just a reminder, if you haven't RSVP'd for the Halloween Party on October 31st from 1-3 pm, it's not too late to do so. Please send an email to [email protected] to RSVP.

Location: 214 Montreal Rd. Suite 401, Ottawa

Please note that we have had some technical difficulties with our page. The post below was meant to be sent earlier this...
10/28/2022

Please note that we have had some technical difficulties with our page. The post below was meant to be sent earlier this week.

Unfortunately, due to low registration of potential attendants, we will be postponing the Job Fair. Please note that the Job Fair will be rescheduled in the near future. Thank you for all of those that expressed interest in attending the Job Fair.

Our October Creative Expressions (Painting with Allyson) inspired creativity, some kept it spooky and others translated ...
10/21/2022

Our October Creative Expressions (Painting with Allyson) inspired creativity, some kept it spooky and others translated colours to something different. All our artists created amazing art. As always, thank you Service Coordination Support - SCS and Allyson Luedtke for making this possible at OILRC.

Our Connecting with Tech program has begun, it's not too late to join our next session on October 25th 1-3 pm. Please RS...
10/19/2022

Our Connecting with Tech program has begun, it's not too late to join our next session on October 25th 1-3 pm. Please RSVP by emailing [email protected] or calling 613-236-2558 ext. 222. Ontario Trillium Foundation

Thanks to our continued partnership with Service Coordination Support - SCS, we are able to offer another Creative Expre...
10/18/2022

Thanks to our continued partnership with Service Coordination Support - SCS, we are able to offer another Creative Expressions: Painting session, with Allyson on October 20th at our centre (214 Montreal Rd., Suite 401, Ottawa).

We enjoyed creating our gratitude jars yesterday, at Crafty Thursday. For those still working on yours, we can't wait to...
10/14/2022

We enjoyed creating our gratitude jars yesterday, at Crafty Thursday. For those still working on yours, we can't wait to see the finished product.

We had a blast at our Open House on October 7th. We want to thank all the consumers and community partners that made it ...
10/12/2022

We had a blast at our Open House on October 7th. We want to thank all the consumers and community partners that made it out to say "Hi!". We want to especially thank Christian Marcoux from Perspectives Vanier for coming to our event and will be showcasing our agency and grant with received through the Ontario Trillium Foundation, in the December issue of their paper. Through our OTF grant we will offer a "Connecting with Tech" program at the centre. We were also fortunate to receive funding from the Ottawa Community Foundationfor our Health and Wellness program "Mind, Body, and Soul".

OILRC is hosting a Job Fair for Self-Directed Attendant Services, October 28th 1-5 pm at 214 Montreal Rd., Suite 401, Ot...
10/11/2022

OILRC is hosting a Job Fair for Self-Directed Attendant Services, October 28th 1-5 pm at 214 Montreal Rd., Suite 401, Ottawa (Vanier). To RSVP please contact Jada at [email protected]

A BIG thank you to all of those that came out to the AGM and made it a tremendous success! THANK YOU!
10/05/2022

A BIG thank you to all of those that came out to the AGM and made it a tremendous success! THANK YOU!

Even if you can't join us on the day an event is scheduled, we always welcome you to come on a day that works for you. T...
10/05/2022

Even if you can't join us on the day an event is scheduled, we always welcome you to come on a day that works for you. Thank you for joining us yesterday and for your beautiful painting.

Creative Expressions (Painting with Allyson), Sept 29th. It was so nice to see so many of you come out and join us virtu...
10/03/2022

Creative Expressions (Painting with Allyson), Sept 29th. It was so nice to see so many of you come out and join us virtually as well.

09/30/2022

Today, September 30, marks Canada's second National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

On this day we honour those impacted by the residential school system and educate ourselves to further our work towards reconciliation.

Today is also Orange Shirt Day.
Wear orange to show support for residential school survivors and your commitment to learning about the impacts of the residential school system.

Learn more about the history of and its importance: https://bit.ly/3C0AK65

October 2022 Calendar. To register for any of the programs or events, please email xrodriguez@oilrc.com or call 613-236-...
09/28/2022

October 2022 Calendar. To register for any of the programs or events, please email [email protected] or call 613-236-2558 ext. 222

We will be hosting our Open House on October 7th. Our Grants will be announced, new exciting programs and initiatives, a...
09/27/2022

We will be hosting our Open House on October 7th. Our Grants will be announced, new exciting programs and initiatives, and showcasing of art completed at the centre. Light refreshments will be served. Ottawa Community Foundation Ontario Trillium Foundation
Address: 214 Montreal Rd., Suite 401, Ottawa, ON, K1L 8L8

We are excited for our art class this Thursday. Kits were delivered to those attending virtually yesterday. For those co...
09/27/2022

We are excited for our art class this Thursday. Kits were delivered to those attending virtually yesterday. For those coming to the centre, this is what we have to look forward to.

09/15/2022

Back by popular demand, painting with Allyson is back!
Sept 29th 11am- 1pm
Please RSVP to [email protected]

09/15/2022

Address

401/214 Montreal Road
Ottawa, ON
K1L8L8

General information

The Independent Living Movement encourages the establishment and use of peer support, self-empowerment, skill development and community integration by and for persons with all/cross disabilities. This is achieved on an individual and local level and allows consumers to participate in and make use of the existing services and programs, which may also be available within the community. As an alternative to institutionalization, a central objective of the Independent Living Movement is to enable individuals to take responsibility for controlling their own lives by identifying and removing social, economic, and environmental obstacles that prevent them from fulfilling their individual potential.

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 4pm
Tuesday 8am - 4pm
Wednesday 8am - 4pm
Thursday 8am - 4pm
Friday 8am - 4pm

Telephone

613-236-2558

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Happy New Year from OILRC!
We can't wait for all that 2023 has to offer.
Ottawa Foyers Partage - OFP
Just a reminder that there will be a centre closure from December 26th- January 2nd, returning on January 3rd. We wish you all Happy Holidays, and we look forward to seeing you in 2023!
Please note that our email blast (newsletter) will not be sent out this Friday, rather it will be sent out on December 23rd, so that we could circulate the January 2023 calendar.
We want to thank our staff and consumers that worked really hard to make the OILRC Holiday Party such a success. We also want to thank Service Coordination Support - SCS and private donations that made this all possible. Thank you to all who attended, we had a blast with you!
Another creative Crafty Thursday, thanks to our partnership with Service Coordination Support - SCS
Another Healthy Eating Education Session at the Centre. Thank you Ottawa Community Foundation for supporting this initiative!
It's that moment you've all been waiting for....OILRC's Annual Holiday Party!
November 13th 1:30-4:30 pm at 214 Montreal Rd., Suite 401, Ottawa. Please RSVP to [email protected] or by calling 613-236-2558 ext. 222
Ottawa Independent Living Resource Centre is excited to be partnering with Circles and opening up a channel for families with loved ones with disabilities. Circles is a free, anonymous, voice-only emotional support mobile application.

We will be running a room on the Circles app on Mondays at 4 PM EST to provide support for our community. Here is how you can join the conversation for FREE:

1. Download the Circles app to your phone.
a. Link to download the app for an apple device: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/circles-support/id1540905564.
b. Link to download the app for an android device:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sevenchairs

2. Open the app and sign up for an account. (This service is FREE. You will not be asked for a credit card. Just contact info.)

3. Choose the topic you are interested in. (Disabilities for joining our room)

4. Once your account is created, you can click on this link to join our room on Mondays at 4:00 PM ET: https://circlesv.page.link/mRmuRmL2wcUPakUE8

We’re so excited to be partnering with Circles and we hope that you can join us!
Thank you for all that supported us at ST ANNE CHRISTMAS BAZAAR on Saturday. We were able to raise just over $300, that will go towards a day trip we are planning for the spring/summer.
Don't forget, we will be at ST ANNE CHRISTMAS BAZAAR this Saturday November 26th 9-2. We can't wait to see you there!
Check us out on the December issue of Perspectives Vanier! A BIG THANK you to Ontario Trillium Foundation for the grant to run our Connecting with Tech program.
December 3rd is the United Nations International Day for Persons with Disabilities. The theme for this year is “Transformative solutions for inclusive development: the role of innovation in fuelling an accessible and equitable world”. We invite our members to share their thoughts and ideas on how we can achieve this.
So, it might be time for a bigger space. Painting with Allyson was very full, which made us smile of course. We are always so amazed with the beautiful artwork our artists create. There were so many amazing pictures taken and we can't post them all unfortunately, here's a sample.
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