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Independent Living – Abitibi-Témiscamingue

This is another subsidiary of Independent Living Canada. If you want more information about Independent Living – Abitibi-Témiscamingue, you can reach them at:   Independant Living – Abitibi-Témiscamingue 276, 4e Avenue Val-d’Or (Québec) J9P 1G8 Phone: (819) 824-5434, #1 E-mail: crva-at@cablevision.qc.ca Website

Independent Living – Montreal

Metropolitan Montreal Independent Living Resource Centre (MM-ILRC)   The Metropolitan Montreal Independent Living Resource Centre (MM-ILRC) is an organization which is aimed at helping individuals living with a disability achieve their independent living goals, and participate in community life. There are two different types of memberships for this organization:   Active members: either a person… Continue Reading Independent Living – Montreal

ALLIANCE SHERBROOKOISE POUR L’AUTONOMIE À DOMICILE (ASAD)

ASAD is an organization that aims to support independent living for individuals living with a disability and improve their quality of life. Services are available to people of all ages who have a persistent and significant disability, and face obstacles in carrying out daily activities. Services are provided by a group of volunteers and home… Continue Reading ALLIANCE SHERBROOKOISE POUR L’AUTONOMIE À DOMICILE (ASAD)

Independent Living – Montérégie

The Independent Living – Montérégie center was established in 2005 by Le Regroupement des Personnes Handicapées du Haut-Richelieu. It offers four fundamental services of the Independent Living Canada organization: Information and Networking: provides information pertaining to the services and programs offered in the Montérégie region put into place to remove barriers to independent living; Peer… Continue Reading Independent Living – Montérégie

Independent Living

Other programs have been put into place in order to increase equal opportunity, particularly for individuals living with a disability that wish to make changes to the facilities in their home to create an environment that better meets their needs. Two programs that have been put into place by the Government of Quebec are:  … Continue Reading Independent Living

Independent Living – Bas-Saint-Laurent

INDEPENDENT LIVING BAS-SAINT-LAURENT[1]   The Independent Living Bas-Saint-Laurent center focuses on empowering individuals living with disabilities. To become a member at this center, the following criteria must be met:   Believe in the mission and values of the organization Be a resident of the Bas-Saint-Laurent region Be at least 18 years of age or older  … Continue Reading Independent Living – Bas-Saint-Laurent

Loans and Bursaries Program

  In addition to the basic eligibility requirements, there are certain conditions that apply only to persons with disabilities: The total financial assistance is paid as a scholarship; You will have the possibility to pursue your studies part-time while being considered a full-time student; Half of the months of study are counted to be admitted… Continue Reading Loans and Bursaries Program

Discrimination According to the Law

Your rights are protected! As a person with a disability, you are part of the world’s largest minority! In Canada, many laws have been enacted to ensure that you enjoy the same rights and opportunities as everyone else, including access to justice, education and employment, and perhaps most importantly, freedom from discrimination.  The law guarantees… Continue Reading Discrimination According to the Law

Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

The United Nations Convention on The Rights of Persons with Disabilities pays special attention to the right of persons with disabilities to receive education at various levels.                                                                                        Canada ratified the Convention on March 11, 2010. Article 24 Education 1. States Parties recognize the right of persons with disabilities to education. With a view to realizing… Continue Reading Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Useful Links

Government Organizations Office des personnes handicapées du Québec 309, rue Brock Drummondville (Québec) J2B 1C5 Phone: 819 475-8585 Toll Free: 1 800 567-1465 Teletypewriter: 1 800 567-1477 Fax: 819 475-8467 Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse Québec 361, rue Notre-Dame Ouest Montréal 360, rue Saint-Jacques 2e étage Montréal (Québec)… Continue Reading Useful Links