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4 Guiding Principles

RISE: Resource Centre for Independent Living joins all ILRC's across Canada in that it supports new and innovative programs based on the following four principles:


More than 51% of people directly involved in the management and decision making of ILRC's are people with  disabilities.



ILRC’s provide programs and services to all persons regardless of the type and number of disabilities.


ILRC’s aim to develop and implement dignified social services that empower individuals rather than create dependencies. We encourage people with disabilities to take control of their own lives by exercising their right to examine options, make choices, take risks and even make mistakes.



ILRC's will work with disabled persons who can identify issues in their own communities which affect their lives.

Consumer Control

Cross Disability

Promoting Integration and Full Participation

Community Based

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