Independent Living Waterloo Region

The organization came together under the direction of Henry Enns, a social worker and wheelchair user who was a pioneer when it came to challenging stereotypes and combatting condescending attitudes toward people with disabilities.

The Independent Living Waterloo Region (ILWR) was the first Independent Living Centre in Canada, founded by Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) in 1982.

Independent Living Waterloo Region

127 Victoria Street South, Suite 201
Kitchener, Ontario
N2G 2B4
Tel: (519) 571-6788
Fax: (519) 571-6388
TTY: (519) 571-7590
Toll Free:1-866-571-6788

Covers the regions of Dufferin, Waterloo, Wellington and Hamilton-Wentworth.

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Dan Lajoie

Program Manager
Tel: (519) 571-6788 Ext: 7497
E-mail: dan.lajoie@ilwr.ca

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Linda Carrigan

Direct Funding Regional Report Coordinator
Tel: (519) 571-6788 Ext: 7451
E-mail: linda.carrigan@ilwr.ca

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Martin Glassford

Direct Funding Report Reviewer
Tel: (519) 571-6788 Ext: 7641
E-mail: martin.glassford@ilwr.ca

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Robyn Jackson

Direct Funding Resource Coordinator
Tel: (519) 571-6788 Ext: 7479
E-mail: robyn.jackson@ilwr.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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