Disability Resource Centre for Independent Living (DRCIL)

The Disability Resource Centre for Independent Living promotes the achievement of independent living for all consumers with disabilities living in the Kapuskasing area.

We are an organization that promotes the achievement of independent living for all people with disabilities. We recognize the rights of all citizens with disabilities to take control of their lives by examining choices, making decisions and even taking risks. Our goals are to identify and respond to unmet needs of people with disabilities and to put solutions into place. We are consumer controlled, which means that our services and managerial structures will be governed by a minimum of 51% of people with disabilities. We encourage the full participation of people with disabilities in the planning, monitoring and delivery of all our programs and activities. We also encourage flexibility in our programs and services. If programs no longer service a need or where a more appropriate service base has been found, then the center will seek to avoid duplication of existing services and will seek to fill in the gaps in the communities current services.

Disability Resource Centre for Independent Living (DRCIL)

39 Brunelle Rd N., Kapuskasing, ON, P5N 2M1
Kapuskasing, Ontario
P5N 2M1
Tel: 705-335-8778
Fax: 705-335-8778
TTY: (613) 542-8371
Toll Free:1-800-236-7417

Covers the regions of Cochrane, Timiskaming, Algoma and Manitoulin.

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Jennifer Marchand

Executive Director, Direct Funding Support Person
Tel: 705-335-8778 Ext: 1
E-mail: jennifer.marchand@drcil.ca

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Nadine Wight

Direct Funding Administrative Assistant
Tel: 705-335-8778 Ext: 2
E-mail: nadine.wight@drcil.ca

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Dannielle Tessier

Direct Funding Administrative Coordinator (On Leave)
Tel: 705-335-8778 Ext:
E-mail: dannielle.tessier@drcil.ca

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Chantale Chevalier

Data Entry
Tel: 705-335-8778 Ext: 3
E-mail: chantale.chevalier@drcil.ca

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Veronique Hardy

Direct Funding Coordinator
Tel: 705-335-8778 Ext: 4
E-mail: veronique.hardy@drcil.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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