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.

We are non-profit organizations, serving people with disabilities in our communities.

Operating as usual

Do you like movies? We know we do! Sign up for Virtual Movie Nights and hang out with us every third Friday of the month...
09/13/2021

Do you like movies? We know we do! Sign up for Virtual Movie Nights and hang out with us every third Friday of the month. Our next Movie Night is this week, September 17th at 4PM! To register, please contact Allison at [email protected] or 613-236-2558 ext. 222.

Do you like movies? We know we do! Sign up for Virtual Movie Nights and hang out with us every third Friday of the month. Our next Movie Night is this week, September 17th at 4PM! To register, please contact Allison at [email protected] or 613-236-2558 ext. 222.

Any weekend plans?Come visit us at the Vanier Gives Back Neighbourhood Sale! Saturday August 28th from 8AM-2PMWe will be...
08/27/2021
Vanier Gives Back 2021 - Google My Maps

Any weekend plans?
Come visit us at the Vanier Gives Back Neighbourhood Sale!
Saturday August 28th from 8AM-2PM

We will be selling a variety of items at 134 Vachon st. The best part? All proceeds are going to the Centre!

Come on by and support a great cause!
There are a variety of sellers taking part in support of various organizations 🙂

https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?fbclid=IwAR38UMweP1nKspNyacCd82T2QaaOxe_oHEj4a-SDFl92Jh_PAckntMbd-EQ&mid=1Tz7TGDD--6fxMyHhWX6Gdv2wOvrRKWbz&ll=45.438458923047484%2C-75.66032555&z=15

Vanier neighbourhood yard sale 2021

Hi Folks, With raising temperatures, please make sure to keep cool!The City of Ottawa is providing Emergency Cooling Cen...
08/24/2021
Ottawa opens emergency cooling centres during heat wave | City of Ottawa

Hi Folks,

With raising temperatures, please make sure to keep cool!
The City of Ottawa is providing Emergency Cooling Centres from 11am to 7pm until tomorrow, August 25th.

Beat the heat and go check out this complimentary service.

https://ottawa.ca/en/news/ottawa-opens-emergency-cooling-centres-during-heat-wave-4

August 21, 2021 Announcements and Events Three emergency cooling centres remain open through Wednesday, August 25 to provide relief from the heat to residents in need. The following sites will be open from 11 am to 7 pm: City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West (Sport Hall of Fame – 1st floor Heritage ...

Join us from 12:00-3:00PM next Wednesday, September 1st for the new OILRC Beach Day date! Please contact Allison (alusby...
08/24/2021

Join us from 12:00-3:00PM next Wednesday, September 1st for the new OILRC Beach Day date! Please contact Allison ([email protected]) if you have any questions or accessibility requests.

Join us from 12:00-3:00PM next Wednesday, September 1st for the new OILRC Beach Day date! Please contact Allison ([email protected]) if you have any questions or accessibility requests.

Happy Friday Everyone!We've got some exciting news. Look who's back open for business!!! Overbrook Bingo & Capital Gamin...
08/20/2021

Happy Friday Everyone!

We've got some exciting news. Look who's back open for business!!!

Overbrook Bingo & Capital Gaming has been a long time supporter of OILRC and our programs, especially our Peer Support Program.
We thank them for all their support and we hope that you can help show our support by popping by for a game or two! Go check out their newly renovated space.

Please visit their website for further details on operations and Covid procedures.

https://www.facebook.com/BingoOverbrook/posts/4998539936840641

Ottawa's #1 Gaming Centre is NOW OPEN! Overbrook Bingo presents Paper Bingo! Vegas Style Machines! Flavours Cafe! Music & Entertainment!
Take a tour of Overbrook Bingo Palace (we have since further upgraded our hall and will soon post an updated video) TAKE A TOUR: https://www.facebook.com/BingoOverbrook/videos

Join us in partnership with the John Howard Society in our Interview Preparation Workshop! In this workshop, you will le...
08/18/2021

Join us in partnership with the John Howard Society in our Interview Preparation Workshop! In this workshop, you will learn how to nail that interview and get that job you really wanted with the skills and advice from our friends at the John Howard Society.

For more information and to sign up, contact Victoria at [email protected]

Join us in partnership with the John Howard Society in our Interview Preparation Workshop! In this workshop, you will learn how to nail that interview and get that job you really wanted with the skills and advice from our friends at the John Howard Society.

For more information and to sign up, contact Victoria at [email protected]

We are looking for volunteers and donations for our table at the Vanier Gives Back neighborhood-wide garage sale.If you ...
08/13/2021

We are looking for volunteers and donations for our table at the Vanier Gives Back neighborhood-wide garage sale.

If you want more information on donating to our table and/or volunteering at our table, contact Robin [email protected]

We are looking for volunteers and donations for our table at the Vanier Gives Back neighborhood-wide garage sale.

If you want more information on donating to our table and/or volunteering at our table, contact Robin [email protected]

All of our folks had a great time at the Art Museum this past week! This piece of art was a fan favorite among our group...
08/12/2021

All of our folks had a great time at the Art Museum this past week! This piece of art was a fan favorite among our group :)

All of our folks had a great time at the Art Museum this past week! This piece of art was a fan favorite among our group :)

08/12/2021

Hi Folks! The poll results for our movie program just came in and Feel The Beat was the winner! We will be watching this via Zoom at 4 pm today, if you want to join in on the fun you can email Victoria at [email protected] to get the Zoom link. See you all there!

IMPORTANT ANNOUCEMENT: We are sad to announce that we will unfortunately be postponing Beach Day tomorrow (August 11th),...
08/10/2021

IMPORTANT ANNOUCEMENT: We are sad to announce that we will unfortunately be postponing Beach Day tomorrow (August 11th), due to the recently issued heat advisory. We will be sure to send out updates once we have our new date planned. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.

IMPORTANT ANNOUCEMENT: We are sad to announce that we will unfortunately be postponing Beach Day tomorrow (August 11th), due to the recently issued heat advisory. We will be sure to send out updates once we have our new date planned. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.

Looking for your next good read? Check out this amazing reading list prepared by the City of Ottawa Anti-Racism Secretar...
08/10/2021
Racialized Persons Living with a Disability / Personnes racisées vivant avec un handicap. - Ottawa Public Library

Looking for your next good read? Check out this amazing reading list prepared by the City of Ottawa Anti-Racism Secretariat 2021 consultation/Secrétariat de la Lutte Contre le Racisme Été 2021! Each book focuses on the experiences of racialized folks with disabilities and can be found at Ottawa Public Libraries. Find the list here: https://ottawa.bibliocommons.com/list/share/69429559_ottawareads/1942045429_racialized_persons_with_disabilities

Racialized Persons Living with a Disability / Personnes racisées vivant avec un handicap. by OttawaReads - a staff-created list : List prepared for the City of Ottawa Anti-Racism Secretariat 2021 consultations (Summer 2021) *** Liste préparée pour le Secrétariat de la lutte contre le racisme (É...

Check out this awesome program from ABLE2! Sibling Groups is a program for children/teens ages 6-17 who have a sibling w...
08/09/2021

Check out this awesome program from ABLE2! Sibling Groups is a program for children/teens ages 6-17 who have a sibling with a disability. Participants will get the chance to make friends, share their experiences, and learn more about disability. More information can be found on their website: https://www.able2.org/programs/sibling-groups/

Check out this awesome program from ABLE2! Sibling Groups is a program for children/teens ages 6-17 who have a sibling with a disability. Participants will get the chance to make friends, share their experiences, and learn more about disability. More information can be found on their website: https://www.able2.org/programs/sibling-groups/

OILRC is presenting... Zoom Movie Club! Join Victoria and Allison for Zoom movies and then have a discussion group about...
08/04/2021

OILRC is presenting... Zoom Movie Club! Join Victoria and Allison for Zoom movies and then have a discussion group about the movie later in the week! It's just like a book club but with movies. For our first session, we will have a poll on what movie to watch first. Remember to register with either Victoria ([email protected]) or Allison ([email protected]) to get the Zoom invite.

Cast your vote here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MWB5H98

OILRC is presenting... Zoom Movie Club! Join Victoria and Allison for Zoom movies and then have a discussion group about the movie later in the week! It's just like a book club but with movies. For our first session, we will have a poll on what movie to watch first. Remember to register with either Victoria ([email protected]) or Allison ([email protected]) to get the Zoom invite.

Cast your vote here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MWB5H98

Looking to have some fun in the sun at one of Ottawa's beautiful beaches? Well pack your bathing suit and sunscreen, it'...
08/03/2021

Looking to have some fun in the sun at one of Ottawa's beautiful beaches? Well pack your bathing suit and sunscreen, it's almost time for OILRC's annual Beach Day!

Join us at Britannia Beach on August 11th from 12:00PM-3:00PM for a day of fun! You'll get to meet new friends, play games, and take a swim. Refreshments will be provided but you are also more than welcome to bring a lunch of your own.

If you have any questions or would like to register, please call or email Allison ([email protected]).

Looking to have some fun in the sun at one of Ottawa's beautiful beaches? Well pack your bathing suit and sunscreen, it's almost time for OILRC's annual Beach Day!

Join us at Britannia Beach on August 11th from 12:00PM-3:00PM for a day of fun! You'll get to meet new friends, play games, and take a swim. Refreshments will be provided but you are also more than welcome to bring a lunch of your own.

If you have any questions or would like to register, please call or email Allison ([email protected]).

Are you looking for housing?A member of OILRC is looking for a room mate!https://rentals.ca/gloucester/475-villeneuve-pr...
07/27/2021

Are you looking for housing?

A member of OILRC is looking for a room mate!

https://rentals.ca/gloucester/475-villeneuve-private

He has been in the apartment for three years. He was the first to occupy this apartment. It was brand new prior to that.
It has two bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a common area. There is a washer and dryer in the apartment along with fridge, stove and microwave.

It is a 3 minute walk to the new light rail station at Cyrville. There is a bike storage shed outside with a key lock.
The building is well maintained in a safe neighbourhood at Ogilvie and the Aviation parkway, overlooking the 417/174 split.
The rent is $750 per month with a shared utilities bills of about $225 monthly (about $115 monthly).

For more information please contact [email protected] or call Robin at 613-236-2558 ext. 225

Are you looking for housing?

A member of OILRC is looking for a room mate!

https://rentals.ca/gloucester/475-villeneuve-private

He has been in the apartment for three years. He was the first to occupy this apartment. It was brand new prior to that.
It has two bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a common area. There is a washer and dryer in the apartment along with fridge, stove and microwave.

It is a 3 minute walk to the new light rail station at Cyrville. There is a bike storage shed outside with a key lock.
The building is well maintained in a safe neighbourhood at Ogilvie and the Aviation parkway, overlooking the 417/174 split.
The rent is $750 per month with a shared utilities bills of about $225 monthly (about $115 monthly).

For more information please contact [email protected] or call Robin at 613-236-2558 ext. 225

Looking to gain or better your financial literacy skills? The Durham Community Legal Clinic is offering a free financial...
07/23/2021
Centre for Financial Literacy - Durham Community Legal Clinic and Access to Justice Hub

Looking to gain or better your financial literacy skills? The Durham Community Legal Clinic is offering a free financial literacy webinar to help empower people to set and achieve financial goals and improve their personal well-being! This webinar will be taking place Thursday, July 29, 2021, at 02:00 pm Eastern time.

Topic: Financial Literacy Webinar
Time: Jul 29, 2021, 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting:
https://aclco-org.zoom.us/j/89635722499
Meeting ID: 896 3572 2499

To learn more about the Centre for Financial Literacy here: https://www.durhamcommunitylegalclinic.ca/centre-for-financial-literacy/

The Centre currently offers a free year round tax clinic through the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program.

Looking to gain or better your financial literacy skills? The Durham Community Legal Clinic is offering a free financial...
07/23/2021
Centre for Financial Literacy - Durham Community Legal Clinic and Access to Justice Hub

Looking to gain or better your financial literacy skills? The Durham Community Legal Clinic is offering a free financial literacy webinar to help empower people to set and achieve financial goals and improve their personal well-being! This webinar will be taking place Thursday, July 29, 2021, at 02:00 pm Eastern time.

Topic: Financial Literacy Webinar
Time: Jul 29, 2021, 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting:
https://aclco-org.zoom.us/j/89635722499
Meeting ID: 896 3572 2499

To learn more about the Centre for Financial Literacy here: https://www.durhamcommunitylegalclinic.ca/centre-for-financial-literacy/

The Centre currently offers a free year round tax clinic through the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program.

07/22/2021

Hi Folks! The poll results for our movie program just came in and Forest Gump was the winner! We will be watching this via Zoom at 4 pm today, if you want to join in on the fun you can email Victoria at [email protected] to get the Zoom link. See you all there!

While at the gas station, Allison saw a little bunny hiding between some rocks. She was able to check off animal from th...
07/14/2021

While at the gas station, Allison saw a little bunny hiding between some rocks. She was able to check off animal from the Scavenger Hunt checklist. Be sure to send in your photos/completed checklists to Victoria ([email protected]) to complete OILRC's Great Ottawa Scavenger Hunt and be entered into a chance to win an awesome prize!

While at the gas station, Allison saw a little bunny hiding between some rocks. She was able to check off animal from the Scavenger Hunt checklist. Be sure to send in your photos/completed checklists to Victoria ([email protected]) to complete OILRC's Great Ottawa Scavenger Hunt and be entered into a chance to win an awesome prize!

07/13/2021
hopeforataxia.org

Check out Hope For Ataxia's Cooking with Ataxia class this Friday!

A big thank you to the Rideau-Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre for donating disposable medical masks to our centre! ...
07/09/2021

A big thank you to the Rideau-Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre for donating disposable medical masks to our centre! Our community is grateful for this donation. If any of our community members are in need of some disposable medical masks, you can either email Victoria ([email protected]) or Allison ([email protected]) to arrange a pick up at our centre located at 214 Montreal Rd, Vanier, ON K1L 8L8

OILRC is presenting... Zoom Movie Club! Join Victoria and Allison for Zoom movies and then have a discussion group about...
07/08/2021

OILRC is presenting... Zoom Movie Club! Join Victoria and Allison for Zoom movies and then have a discussion group about the movie later in the week! It's just like a book club but with movies. For our first session, we will have a poll on what movie to watch first. Remember to register with either Victoria ([email protected]) or Allison ([email protected]) to get the Zoom invite.

Click the link and cast your vote! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6DMXZ3Y

OILRC is presenting... Zoom Movie Club! Join Victoria and Allison for Zoom movies and then have a discussion group about the movie later in the week! It's just like a book club but with movies. For our first session, we will have a poll on what movie to watch first. Remember to register with either Victoria ([email protected]) or Allison ([email protected]) to get the Zoom invite.

Click the link and cast your vote! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6DMXZ3Y

Looking to connect with other folks living with Ataxia? Hope For Ataxia is an non-profit organization supporting people ...
07/07/2021

Looking to connect with other folks living with Ataxia? Hope For Ataxia is an non-profit organization supporting people with Ataxia and their family/friends. They offer virtual support groups, lots of cool merch, and help spread awareness of Ataxia around the world. Check out their website for more information (https://hopeforataxia.org)

On Victoria's walk to OILRC this morning she engaged in marking Water off her scavenger hunt list. Play along with the O...
07/07/2021

On Victoria's walk to OILRC this morning she engaged in marking Water off her scavenger hunt list. Play along with the OILRC team and have a chance to win the grand prize this month by taking part in our Great Ottawa Scavenger Hunt!

Send your pictures to [email protected]

On Victoria's walk to OILRC this morning she engaged in marking Water off her scavenger hunt list. Play along with the OILRC team and have a chance to win the grand prize this month by taking part in our Great Ottawa Scavenger Hunt!

Send your pictures to [email protected]

Hey folks! GottaGo Campaign Ottawa is looking for artists to help raise awareness about the need for safe, clean, and ac...
07/06/2021

Hey folks! GottaGo Campaign Ottawa is looking for artists to help raise awareness about the need for safe, clean, and accessible washrooms around the city. The deadline to submit is September 1st, 2021. To learn more, head over to their website (https://www.ottawapublictoilets.ca/update/1252/)

Hey folks! GottaGo Campaign Ottawa is looking for artists to help raise awareness about the need for safe, clean, and accessible washrooms around the city. The deadline to submit is September 1st, 2021. To learn more, head over to their website (https://www.ottawapublictoilets.ca/update/1252/)

Looking to get out into the community and practice your photography skills? Join OILRC in The Great Ottawa Scavenger Hun...
07/01/2021

Looking to get out into the community and practice your photography skills? Join OILRC in The Great Ottawa Scavenger Hunt! For the month of July, use your creativity to complete the checklist and send your photos to Victoria ([email protected]) to be entered into a chance to win a cool prize!

Address

401 - 214 Montreal Rd
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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