The Independent Living (IL) philosophy is based on the right of persons with disabilities to be valued equally, make decisions, live with dignity, and participate fully in all aspects of life. Every aspect of SSILC’s programming is based on the IL philosophy.
Independent Living Means:
Peer Support is a supportive relationship between people who have a lived experience in common. Peer support is designed to
provide opportunities for people with disabilities to:
SSILC provides people the opportunity to develop self-identified skills in many areas. Through skills development people can learn to:
Research & Community
IL Centres recognize that people with disabilities have expertise in determining what works and what does not. By working together with individuals, community organizations, governments, schools, universities and businesses, gaps in service can be determined and new options and solutions can be created.
Some examples of Research and Community Development activities can include, but are not limited to:
Information & Networking
Information is key to having choices, to making decisions, and learning to take risks. SSILC provides clear, accurate and up to date information to best meet individual needs.
Information and Networking promotes the Independent Living philosophy to: