Independent Living Resource Centre

Site: Independent Living Resource Centre

Service: Independent Living Resources

Description & Services
Description (Agency) Provides services for and by people with disabilities in the Thunder Bay and Northwestern Ontario region, from Marathon to the Manitoba border
Agency Services
Description (Service)
  • Provides services for and by people with disabilities  
  • Empowers individuals with a disability to take control of their resources by utilizing information, support, skills and choices available to them 
  • Offers a cross-disability approach and therefore serve people with any form of self-disclosed disability
Focuses on the following 4 core programs: 
  • Information and Networking 
  • Peer Support and Interaction 
  • Independent Living Skill Development 
  • Research and Community Development
Direct Funding 
  • Provides a self-managed attendant care program for adults with physical 
  • Assists people throughout NW Ontario in the application process for funding to self-manage their own attendant care services
Healthy Choices 
  • Focuses on education about food purchasing, food preparation and meal planning 
  • Emphasizes on buying low cost, high nutrient value food 
  • Facilitates cooking demonstrations to show participants how to prepare, handle and properly store food
  • Offers a disability education and awareness program that meets the requirements for employers/businesses under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) 
  • Assists community groups, businesses with proper etiquette for dealing with persons with disabilities 
  • Provides employers information on The Duty To Accommodate as well as Accessibility Standards under the AODA
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm
Areas Served Kenora District ; Rainy River District ; Thunder Bay District
Boundaries Marathon to the Manitoba border
Eligibility Individuals with a disability, family members, friends or service providers
Application By phone, drop-in, mail or e-mail
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Provided as required
Fees None
Additional Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-577-6166
Toll Free Phone 1-800-461-3153
Fax 807-577-6119
Social Media Facebook Facebook
Primary Executive Tom Pugliese, Executive Director; Phone: 807-577-6166 ext 1; Email:
Site Location South Ward, Glengowan Bldg (formerly United Way of Thunder Bay)
Located In Community Thunder Bay
Address 130 Brodie St S
Thunder Bay, ON P7E 1B9
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Intersection Brodie St S and Donald St S
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding City / Town - Thunder Bay ; Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care ; Fundraising ; United Way ; Foundation