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 Centre of Waterloo Region was the first Independent Living Centre in Canada, founded by Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) in 1982.
Covers the regions of Dufferin, Waterloo, Wellington and Hamilton-Wentworth.
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.