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January 14th, 2014
Tuesday, January 14, 2014   Here is a story full of inspiration, they are a group of children called "The Recycled Orchestra" who play instruments made entirely of garbage. The video clip shows how the power of music has transformed this Paraguayan community given children hope. Click here to watch the video
January 13th, 2014
Monday, January 13, 2014   Tim was born with Down syndrome and always had a dream of owning his own restaurant, today his dream is a reality. Tim's Place is a unique restaurant in the United States that serves food with a smile and hug. This is a truly inspiring story of Tim and his restaurant; click the link below to see the video. Click here to watch the video    
January 6th, 2014
Monday, January 6, 2014         As of January 1, 2014 Grant River Transit is making getting around the Waterloo Region more accessible with their Transit Support Person Program. With the introduction of this program customer's Support Person travel for free. Any customer who requires support can apply for a PLUSone card. This is a GRT Photo ID card that identifies a person who, because of their disability, requires assistance while traveling on GRT’s conventional or specialized transit service. The person providing the assistance will not pay a fare. Click here...
December 10th, 2013
Wednesday, December 4, 2013   An artist decided to create fashion mannequins to reflect the shapes and sizes of people living with disabilities as a way to question what we mean by "flawless". The campaign started December 3rd which was the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, and is designed to provoke reflection on the acceptance of people with disabilities. Check out the video here and let us know what you think. Click here to see the video    
December 5th, 2013
Wednesday, December 4, 2013   Take a look on this great article in the Star on the Centre for Independent Living and their programs aimed at giving parents with disabilities the right abilities. There are still negative attitudes towards people with disabilities who might want to have children and a difficulty faced by new mothers accessing medical care and a lack of community support for new or prospective parents in some place are still real. The programs at CILT aim to break these barriers and offer programs which provide support for parents living with disabilities. Click here to...
November 26th, 2013
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 The Star recently reported that about 70 per cent of Ontario businesses with 20 or more employees are ignoring provincial accessibility laws. Despite the lack of compliance, not one business in violation has been inspected, issued a compliance order or fined. Blind lawyer David Lepofsky was forced to file a freedom of information request to get an update on how businesses are complying with the province's disability accessibility legislation. Do you find many local businesses are compliant with the AODA? Read the rest of the article here  
November 22nd, 2013
Friday, November 22, 2013   Check out this great initiative this holiday season. ILCWR will be participating and giving back to the community. Why don’t you? Find out how to become a charity partner or how to donate at www.stuffinstockings.ca    
November 19th, 2013
Tuesday, November 19, 2013   This past weekend was the BOX13 Art Show and Sale held at Double R Steel in Kitchener. If you were not there you missed out, the event was amazing. There was tons of great local art and very interesting free public talks. We would like to thank BOX13 and all the artists involved, you helped raise $8,500 for ILCWR programs and services in the Waterloo Region. We are so grateful to have been a part of such an awesome local event.    
November 14th, 2013
Thursday, November 14, 2013   When aspiring filmmaker Austin Chapman was able to choose the soundtracks for his movies, he went on a musical binge. Two year prior to his movie, the aspiring filmmaker's life changed. New hearing aids let him hear a wide range of sounds for the first time ever. Check out the rest of Austin's story below and watch his short film “Eleven Eleven” on his experiences as a deaf person.  Read More Here  
October 29th, 2013
Tuesday, October 29, 2013   We would like to send out a big congratulations to Mooregate assisted living site for raising over $850 at their United Way BBQ. It was a great day with lots of smiling faces; there was a BBQ, bake sale and raffle table. All proceeds went to support United Way KW. Thanks to Mooregate ILCWR has reached 50% of its goal to raise $6,500 for United Way! If you are a staff member and want to donate click here. Check out the Photos here  

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