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Core Programs

Through a variety of self-directed programs, RISE partners with people with disabilities to increase opportunities while promoting accessibility and inclusion in our community. RISE offers 3 CORE programs including:


Individual Advocacy is one of the leading ways that RISE helps people with disabilities to achieve independence and participate fully in the community. The program aims to empower people with disabilities to become advocates for themselves and resolve issues and concerns that arise in their everyday experiences.  RISE provides mentorship and support when individuals wish to advocate for themselves when it comes to issues like:

  • Human rights

  • Accessibility

  • Housing

  • Transportation




The Community Resource Program aims to help people with disabilities live more independent lives through combining various supports and bringing them to you, where you live. The program includes:

  • Information and Referral: Offers informational assistance and resources for people with disabilities, their family and friends, and the community at large.

  • Individual Advocacy: Helps people to develop the skills required to self-advocate in the community.

  • Peer Support: Facilitates opportunities for people with disabilities and seniors to meet one another, socialize and develop new skills through coaching, support groups, workshops, and ongoing classes. 


RISE is proud to be the first point of contact for anyone with a disability in the community. Through our Information & Referral program, we can offer informational assistance for people with disabilities, their family and friends, and the community at large. By responding to inquiries directly, or making referrals to the appropriate agency, the Information & Referral program can offer access to the knowledge and services you need. Contact us today. 



RISE 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 such as 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. 



We offer a variety of peer support including coaching, support groups, workshops, and ongoing classes.  For more information about current peer support opportunities or to discuss an idea for a new program, contact us.


  **Please Note:  All programs are now being offered as a hybrid model (virtually through Zoom meetings or in-person at our Centre) depending on individual preference. 

New to using Zoom? Read our Zoom Information and Instruction Guide to learn what it is and how to use it.

Individual Advocacy

Community Resource Program

Peer Support

How it Works

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