Group Name: Centre for Independent Living in Toronto (CILT) – Parenting Peer Support

Description: CILT is a consumer-controlled, community-based resource organization. We help people with disabilities to learn Independent Living skills and integrate into the community. (Please note: CILT is a resource agency and does not do any political, systemic or group advocacy!)
CILT operates on the philosophy of the Independent Living movement which was developed in response to traditional rehabilitation services models. CILT’s aim is 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.

Parenting Peer Support
Peer support promotes consumer participation and allows people to obtain from, and provide, direct support to others. In the Parenting with a Disability Network (PDN), a peer is someone who has had direct or similar experiences as those shared by parents with disabilities. A peer understands and can relate to the feelings and barriers faced by people with disabilities raising families, and can share his or her personal experiences, stories, joys and frustrations. New participants welcome! This year the group has decided to remain open and invites moms, dads and prospective parents with a disability to join at any time. Meetings are held approximately every 6-8 weeks.

Where: 365 Bloor St. E., Suite 902 | Toronto, ON M4W 3L4

When: To register for the next meeting or for more details about this interactive group contact the PDN Coordinator.

Contact: 416-599-2458 Ext. 227 | TTY: 416-599-5077 | peers@cilt.ca | www.cilt.ca

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