Toronto

Centre for Independent Living in Toronto (CILT)

CILT is a consumer-controlled, community-based resource organization. We help people with disabilities to learn Independent Living skills and integrate into the community.

CILT operates on the philosophy of the Independent Living movement which was developed in response to traditional rehabilitation services models. CILT's aim is to develop and implement dignified social services that empower individuals rather than create dependencies. 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.


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

Covers the regions of Durham, Haliburton, Northumberland, Peterborough, Victoria, Halton, Peel, East York, North York, York, Scarborough and Toronto.

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Leisa DeBono

Program Manager
Tel: (416) 599-2458 Ext: 233
E-mail: dfadmin@cilt.ca

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Leanne Larmondin

Administrative Coordinator
Tel: (416) 599-2458 Ext: 240
E-mail: dfsupport@cilt.ca

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Abdullah Duranai

Support Coordinator
Tel: (416) 599-2458 Ext: 273
E-mail: dfassist@cilt.ca

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Melissa Graham

Community Facilitator
Tel: (416) 599-2458 Ext: 241
E-mail: dfresource@cilt.ca

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Ian Parker

Senior Advisor
Tel: (416) 599-2458 Ext: 232
E-mail: dfmanager@cilt.ca

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Katherine Janicki

Intake Coordinator
Tel: (416) 599-2458 Ext: 235
E-mail: dfinfo@cilt.ca

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Marisa Falzone - Bell

Accounting Clerk
Tel: (416) 599-2458 Ext: 231
E-mail: dfaccount@cilt.ca

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John Tam

Auditing Clerk
Tel: (416) 599-2458 Ext: 234
E-mail: dfaudit@cilt.ca

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Danielle Vinciguerra

Review and Audit Administrator
Tel: (416) 599-2458 Ext: 292
E-mail: dfreview@cilt.ca

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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