Independent Living Centre of Sudbury Manitoulin (ILSM)

Independent Living Sudbury Manitoulin (ILSM) is a community-based cross-disability not-for-profit organization that has promoted inclusion and full participation in the community for people with disabilities since 2002. ILSM believes in a society where people with all disabilities fully participate in every aspect of their communities by applying Independent Living principles. These principles empower individuals with disabilities to explore options, make decisions, and take control of their lives.

We are committed to the Independent Living movement, which encourages the establishment and use of peer-support, self-empowerment, skill development, and community integration by and for persons with any/all disabilities. We are the only cross-disability organization in the Greater Sudbury and Manitoulin region, and offer many programs at our centre.

We have successfully implemented a number of programs for our members: Direct Funding a self-managed attendant care service, a Community Access Lab that provides computer and internet access for our members, Food Program, which provides meals at reasonable prices for participants, as well as the opportunity to be involved in meal preparation, we have an Adaptive Sports Program includes access to many sports throughout Greater Sudbury. We have a new adaptive technologies lab where people can access training on a wide variety of adaptive technologies.

We encourage everyone to come in to our center to see what ILSM can do for you!

Independent Living Sudbury Manitoulin

125 Durham St
Sudbury, Ontario
P3E 3M9
Tel: (705) 675-2121
Fax: (705) 675-1283
Toll Free:N/A

Covers the regions of Sudbury.

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Amanda Fitzhenry

Direct Funding Coordinator
Tel: (705) 675-2121 Ext: 202
E-mail: afitzhenry

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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