Group Name: Centre for Independent Living in Toronto (CILT) – Peel 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.
Peel Peer Support
CILT has been running peer support programs in Peel Region for approximately 3 years. We have built up a consumer base of approximately 175-200 members, ranging from 20 to 70 years of age. During the 3 years, the following accomplishments have been made:
- Peel Diner’s Club and Peel Accessible Restaurant Directory
- Peel Peer Horizons Newsletter
- Peer Support Workshops
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: Nancy 416-599-2458 Ext. 227 | TTY: 416-599-5077 | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.cilt.ca | www.peerpower.coolbuild.com