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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, May 29, 2012

Independent Living Centres in Canada using social media!

One way the Independent Living Movement gets its strength from peer support.  Therefore to provide peer support through social media, IL Vernon has compiled this list of IL Centres using social media (Facebook & Twitter) to further IL Principles:

Independent Living Centre London

Niagara Centre for Independent Living:


Twitter: @ncil88

Ottawa Independent Living Resource Centre

Twitter:   @OILRC
Resource Centre for Independent Living (RISE):

Independent Living Vernon


Twitter: @ILVernon
Victoria Disability Resource Centre


Independent Living Sudbury Manitoulin

https://www.facebook.com/ILSudbury                                                                                                                                                        Twitter:  @ILSudbury

Independent Living Centre of Waterloo Region


Independent Living Nova Scotia

Independent Living Centre Kingston 

Independent Living Resource Centre Thunder Bay

Richmond Centre for Disability

Twitter:  @RCD_Richmond
Victoria Disability Resource Centre

North Saskatchewan Independent Living Centre

Vie Autonome Montérégie 


Vie Autonome Péninsule Acadienne Inc.  


Twitter:  @vapainc

Vie Autonome Abitibi-Témiscamingue 

Twitter:  @Le_Phenix_

Regroupement des personnes handicap region de Haut-Richelieu


Independent Living Resource Centre Newfoundland Labrador


Independent Living Canada/Vie autonome Canada

Twitter: @IL_Canada

By "Like"ing and following IL Centres on social media, it is one way to support the Independent Living movement in Canada.  By supporting the IL Movement you support people with a variety of disabilities to have choice and control!

If we have missed any centres with social media, please leave a comment and the list will be updated!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Independent Living Vernon's 13th Annual Cycling for Independence 2012

13th Annual Cycling for Independence 2012

Great news:  CFI 2012 raised over $9,500.00 for youth with disabilities! 

 Quick facts about Independent Living Vernon:

ILV makes over 18,000 contacts with people with a variety of disabilities by phone and in person with 3.5 FTE Staff

IL Vernon is a one of a kind disability organization in the interior of BC:

  • ILV promotes the principles of Independent Living philosophy to increase choice and control available to people with a variety of disabilities.  ILV focuses its efforts on creating an accessible community!

  • ILV designs its programs and services for people with a variety of disabilities, versus one type of disability.

  • ILV's main activity is providing people with a variety of disabilities with information on community resources and government programs.

  • ILV is run by and for people with various disabilities.


100% of funds raised from this event supports ILV's Youth Opportunities Unlimited (YOU) Group

Here are some photos showing the great community support for the event and perfect weather!

For more information about ILV's programs and services, please visit: http://ilvernon.ca

To see the sponsors of this event, please visit: Current events

A big thank you Gary Horsting for his support in promoting this event!  Check out another great cycling event: Gran Fondo Vernon

A big thank you to the review of the event by BC Race Review