Welcome to IL Vernon's BLOG

IL Vernon is a resource centre for people with a variety of disabilities! IL Vernon focuses its services on providing information about community services. For more information, please visit http://ilvernon.ca

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Dogs for Independence 13 month 2011 Calendar

Dogs for Independence 13 month 2011 Calendar

IL Vernon is selling the calendars for $10.00! They are great gifts!  There are full colour photos of various assistance dogs and family mutts!

To buy a calendar, you can visit
IL Vernon's office in the People Place


Healthy Pet Spot
3115 48th Avenue
Vernon, BC V1T 3R5
(250) 545-9000
All proceeds support Independent Living Vernon!


Thursday, December 2, 2010

IL Photos - Dogs and the travelling business card...

 This is a picture of a sign for an accessible washroom at a restaurant

  This shows the wonders of photoshop!!!! Thanks TOM for the great job!

This is Keisha and Nightmare on the dog bed in the IL Vernon office

This is the beginning of Laura's traveling business card

The puppy draws attention to Laura's business card

The puppy shows how durable Laura's business card is

Thanks to Tom for this great marketing compaign!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Taxi refuses service to disabled woman

Many community members might be shocked about this story, but for many people with disabilities this is an all too familiar reality. Relying on public transportation can be a nightmare due to lack of training of drivers and negative attitudes about people with disabilities.

Taxi refuses service to disabled woman

IL Vernon is always looking for input about disability issues. If people have experiences they wish share about using accessible transportation in Vernon and Area, please let contact IL Vernon!

Thank you
Laura Hockman

Sunday, November 28, 2010

December 3, 2010

December 3 is International Day of Persons with Disabilities! IL Vernon will be selling the Dogs of IL Vernon calendars at the Village Green Mall! 13 month Calendars are $10!

Crystal & Laura will in be Penticton to make a presentation on the Registered Disability Savings Plan!

Friday, November 26, 2010

IL Canada Annual General meeting in Ottawa

Hi everyone,

I am in Ottawa for the AGM of IL Canada, the national office for Independent Living Vernon.  There are 27 IL Centres in Canada.

This morning delegates had a presentation about: Disability Rights Promotion International (D.R.P.I.) is a collaborative project working to establish a monitoring system to address disability discrimination globally. D.R.P.I. has adopted a holistic approach to disability rights monitoring, with three focus areas: individual experiences monitoring, systemic monitoring and media monitoring.

For more information, please visit their website :   http://www.yorku.ca/drpi/  If you have questions or ideas about how IL Vernon can be involved with the DRPI or other disability issues, contact Laura Hockman!

Independent Living Vernon BLOG and other social media

Hi everyone,

IL Vernon's current website is down, therefore in order to keep in touch with consumers and the community, I was inspired to start the IL Vernon Blog!

There are a few social media places to keep up to date with IL Vernon:

IL Vernon Facebook Cause Page

IL Vernon Facebook Group

ILVernon on Twitter