Parry Sound

RISE: Resource Centre for Independent Living

RISE is a consumer-controlled, community-based, non-profit resource centre which means that our services and managerial structures will be governed by a minimum of 51% of people with disabilities. We help people with disabilities to learn Independent Living skills and integrate into the community through a wide range of programs and services. We encourage people with disabilities to take control of their own lives by exercising their right to examine options, make choices, take risks and even make mistakes. As a fully accredited member of Independent Living Canada, RISE is one of 27 Centres which exist to promote the full participation of persons with disabilities as citizens.


RISE: Resource Centre for Independent Living

70 Isabella St, Unit 117
Parry Sound, ON, Ontario
P2A 1M6
Tel: (705) 746-6996
Fax: (705) 746-2323
TTY: N/A
Toll Free:1-800-634-6828

Covers the regions of Muskoka, Nippissing and Parry Sound.

Photo of Tammy Gould

Tammy Gould

Direct Funding Coordinator
Tel: (705) 746-6996 Ext:
E-mail: riseed@cogeco.net

For more information on the Direct Funding program, contact CILT:

Centre for Independent Living in Toronto (CILT)
365 Bloor Street East Suite 902
Toronto, Ontario
M4W 3L4

Tel: (416) 599-2458
Fax: (416) 599-3555
TTY: (416) 599-5077
Toll Free:1-800-354-9950


"I have found self-managing wonderful! I now know that I can get up when I want, I can decide who I want to help me in and out of my bath, I don't have to worry about having so many people in my home from so many different agencies."
- 26-year-old woman living with children

Program puts more people with disabilities in control

The Direct Funding Program is being expanded to allow more Ontarians with disabilities to live independently in their homes.

You can read more about this in our News Release.

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