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January 8th, 2018
Mayor's City Builder Award On January 7th, ILCWR’s Director of Access and Awareness, Paula Saunders, was one of five recipients of the 2017 Mayor’s City Builder Award.  This award recognizes individuals who work towards making Kitchener a better community to live in.  Paula has spent over 25 years as a member of various Waterloo Region accessibility advisory committees. She has been an integral part of ensuring that Waterloo Region’s buildings, sidewalks, parks and trails are barrier-free and can be enjoyed by everyone. Congratulations Paula, on a well-deserved award!
November 17th, 2017
  We are pleased to announce that due to the very generous donation from the Deer Ridge Golf Club the Tournament of Hope will be able to help many of the people waiting for assistance with funding for items such as: wheelchairs, walkers, lifts, ramps and much more. We wish to thank Deer Ridge and all those that participated in their September tournament for such a wonderful donation.     More information about Deer Ridge Golf Club     
November 10th, 2017
Card Making Fundraiser   A heartfelt thank you to all those that participated in our craft night. Those in attendance had the opportunity to handcraft 6 greeting cards all while donating to our Access and Awareness programs.      Stay tuned for future findraising events.   
October 23rd, 2017
Attendant Services Day October 25th 2017   ILCWR would like to thank our frontline staff for their dedication to our organization and to the consumers they support. We truly appreciate your hard work and devotion. Consumers see how amazing you are…here are some things they had to say about you:     “A joy and a blessing to have in my home” “I am extremely grateful for my Attendants. They are always dependable. Along with the physical help I receive, their visits brighten my day” “They vastly improve my quality of life.” “I have very caring Attendants” “I feel very happy with...
September 20th, 2017
Fundraising In Motion   Many thanks to the folks from Fundraising in Motion who put on a wonderful gala to support ILCWR last Saturday. It was an evening filled with marvelous food, amazing live music, a professional dance performance, great prizes, conga lines and more. Thanks also to Master of Ceremonies, Carols Benevides from 91.5 The Beat and Meg Downey for capturing the event on camera. We were pleased to have so many staff, consumers and board members there to represent ILCWR. We couldn’t do what we do without the kindness and generosity of others. Thanks to all of those who came...
August 31st, 2017
Thanks to the generosity of Economical Insurance and the May Court Club of Kitchener-Waterloo,the Youth In Transition group were able to enjoy a weekend retreat at the Hidden Acres Retreat Centre in New Hamburg. It was a busy weekend of team building activities, dancing, cooking, group discussions, art and more. Exactly what the youth group participants needed.      
July 26th, 2017
Epic Food Truck Fare 2017   We held our 4th annual Epic Food Truck Fare on Saturday, July 22nd. Once again, we partnered with the City of Kitchener's Rock and Rumble event. Although there were showers on and off throughout the day, the masses still came out to support. There was live boxing in the early evening and performances from the School of Rock, The Spoons and Platinum Blonde. A percentage of food truck sales went to support ILCWR's Access and Awareness programs.     Many thanks to all of those who made it out. Thanks also to the City of Kitchener, the volunteers and...
July 6th, 2017
INDEPENDENT LIVING CANADA IS HIRING A NATIONAL MANAGER www.ilcanada.org Title: National Manager Reports to: Board of Directors Position Type: OPEN Location: Ottawa Application Deadline: July 14, 2017 Salary: $55,000 – 62,000 depending on experience.   Send resume to: hr@ilc-vac.ca IL Canada is a non-profit, National organization run by people with disabilities, for people with disabilities.  We operate on the philosophy of the Independent Living Movement which affirms the right of persons with disabilities to control their own lives and live independently. 25 Independent Living...
June 27th, 2017
On June 14th the Tournament of Hope celebrated its 20th anniversary. It may sound unbeielvable but in all those years the golfers have never had to play in the rain and this year was no exception. It was a beautiful day to raise money for people in need of assistance to purchase specialized equipment and assistive devices. The SOLD OUT tournament was a huge success.   It was a fantastic year. Together we raised $52, 416.41 . Due to the generosity of all those involved, we were able to help 12 recipients this year plus several more from our waitlist....
June 6th, 2017
  Life Without Limits   On June 5th, 2017, ILCWR partenered with the City of Kitchener and Dancing with disAbility to celebrate Independent Living Across Canada Day. This year's theme was Life Without Limits: a look at inclusive recreation and leisure opportunities. There was singing, dancing, inspirational words and a chance to meet people from local organizations offering various inclusive recreation and leisure activities.  We were thrilled to have Mayor Vrbanovic provide the opening remarks, as well as words from Jill Simpson, founder of Body, Mind and Movement and the...

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