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Community Resource Coordinators
The Community Resource Coordinators provide support to persons with disabilities and seniors with the goal of assisting and empowering the individual to eliminate barriers to independent living. They understand that one size does not fit all and they will tailor your supports based on your needs.
There is no cost for this program and anyone in Waterloo Region with a disability is encouraged to contact us.
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Community Resource Coordinators - a local approach to service
ILCWR offers a variety of programs that aim to help people with disabilities live more independent lives. In addition to Attendant Services, we offer Information and Referral to those who need to learn about resources available in the community. Our Individual Advocacy program helps people to develop the skills required to self-advocate in the community and the Peer Resource program facilitates opportunities for people with disabilities and seniors to meet one another, socialize and develop new skills. Our new Community Resource program combines these supports and brings them to you, where you live.
ILCWR serves all of Waterloo Region. In order to best serve the community, we have divided the Region into smaller sections or geographies. A Community Resource Coordinator will work with individuals from a geographic area and will be well versed in the resources available there.
How it works
The Community Resource Coordinator for a given geographical section will be well informed about available programs, groups and services. The Coordinator may meet with consumers one-on-one or in a group setting. They will develop plans to help identify and address issues or concerns and work towards removing barriers to participation.
Every situation is unique and guided by the consumer. Resolutions and successes may include connecting people with existing community resources, for example grocery shopping, housekeeping and laundry, running errands, socializing, arts and culture and staying fit and healthy. It may also involve working with consumers to address concerns directly in the community, connecting someone with another service provider or connecting like-minded individuals with each other to work towards common goals and ideas.
Community Resource Coordinators are “hands-on” - working with consumers to help them live more independent lives.