IL Canada Publications
Over the years, Independent Living Canada (IL Canada) has produced a variety of publications on numerous topics concerning disability and Independent Living. In our publications inventory, we have a great diversity of materials, including: documents on the history of Independent Living in Canada, tools for researchers, and training materials for community-based organizations.
Almost all of our publications are available to the public. Most are free of charge. To order a copy of any publication or resource not available digitally, please contact us directly.
Driedger, Dr. Diane & Hansen, Dr. Nancy. (2011). Making a Connection: Literacy, Disability and Quality of Life, Participatory Action Research Approach Final Report. Ottawa: IL Canada.
Driedger, Dr. Diane & Hansen, Dr. Nancy. (2010). Making a Connection: Literacy, Disability and Quality of Life, Participatory Action Research Approach Partnership Manual. Ottawa: IL Canada. There were also two Research Bulletins produced during the " Making a Connection" project, posted on the same page as the Final Report.
IL Canada. (2010). Food for Thought Community Action Toolkit: Persons with Disabilities and Healthy Eating. Ottawa: IL Canada.
IL Canada. (1989, revised 2004, updated 2007 & 2010). Independent Living Promotion Kit. Ottawa: CAILC/IL Canada.
Lord, John. (2010). Impact: Changing the Way We View Disability. Ottawa: Creative Bound International Inc. on behalf of Independent Living Canada. (Issued also in French under the same title)
The series of 4 Information Sheets on the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) for the RDSP project (2010)
The “Did You Know” series of 7 Information Sheets for the Investing in Futures (RESP) project (2007, revised in 2009).
IL Canada. (2009). Facilitators Guide to Exploring Canada’s Food Guide. Ottawa: IL Canada. Other tips sheets and resources are also available on this page.
IL Canada. (2009). Investing in Futures Facilitators’ Guide. Ottawa: IL Canada.
The “Did You Know” Information Sheet series released annually (2004–2009) to celebrate the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
IL Canada. (2008). A Case for Support for the Independent Living Movement. Ottawa: IL Canada.
Prior to 2008 Independent Living (IL) Canada was known as the Canadian Association of Independent Living Centres (CAILC)
CAILC. (2007). Access to Recovery: A Substance Use and Misuse Initiative (Facilitator’s Guide). Ottawa: CAILC. There were also a series of 6 Service Provider Fact Sheets and 5 Consumer Fact Sheets developed for the Access to Recovery project. These are posted on the same page as the Facilitator’s Guide.
CAILC, Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability, Independent Living Resource Centre St. John’s & Independent Living Resource Centre Winnipeg. (2006). Healthy Lifestyles Educational Power Point Tools. Ottawa: CAILC. (CD).
CAILC & Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability. (2006). Promising Practices for Healthy Lifestyles and Independent Living Programming for ILRCs. Ottawa: CAILC.
CAILC. (2005). Literacy for Independent Living Symposium Report. Ottawa: CAILC.
Crawford, Cameron. (2005). National Safety Symposium: Crime Prevention and Independent Living Conference Proceedings. Ottawa: CAILC & Ottawa Police Service. Ottawa: CAILC.
CAILC & Vernon Disability Resource Centre. (2004). Citizenship Engagement Tool: A Guide to Community Consultation for the Development of an Independent Living Resource Centre. Vernon & Ottawa: CAILC.
CAILC. (2004).The Independent Living Business Case: A Strategic Investment Into the Human & Economic Potential of Canadians with Disabilities. Ottawa: CAILC.
CAILC. (2003). Agility: Crime Prevention and Seniors with Disabilities Project. Ottawa. Manual One: “Developing a Crime Prevention Program”. Manual Two: “Presentation Material”. Ottawa: CAILC.
CAILC. (2003). Making Social Policy Accessible & Empowering for Canadians with Disabilities: A Model for Developing the Social Policy Capacity of the Canadian Independent Living Movement. Ottawa: CAILC.
CAILC. (2002). Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Package. Ottawa: CAILC.
1. “Agenda for Change”
2. “Best Practices for Delivering Entrepreneurial Services to Canadians with Disabilities”
3. “Control Your Destiny: Entrepreneurship – A Career Alternative for Persons with Disabilities”
4. “A Service Provider’s Guide: Working with Prospective Entrepreneurs with Disabilities”
M Jones Consulting & Associates. (2002). A Facilitator’s Resource Guide: Board Development. Ottawa: CAILC.
M Jones Consulting & Associates. (2002). Strategic Planning: Step by Step Workbook. Ottawa: CAILC.
CAILC & North Saskatchewan ILC. (2000). Curriculum Guide: Working Effectively with Persons with Disabilities against Crime. Ottawa: CAILC.
CAILC. (1999). Applying and Comparing Learning Technologies Through CAILC’s Accessing Advocacy Training. Ottawa: CAILC.
CAILC. (1998). Poviding Support to Seniors with Disabilities who are Experiencing Abuse or who may be at Risk of Abuse. Ottawa: CAILC.
CAILC. (1997). Awareness Workshop Regarding Abuse of Seniors with Disabilities: Tools for the Facilitator. Ottawa: CAILC.
CAILC. (1997). Opening Doors: Enabling the Re-Integration of Persons with Disabilities Through Circles of Support. Ottawa: CAILC.
CAILC. (1996). A Guide to Literacy Support through the Independent Living/Empowerment Skills Development Program. Ottawa: CAILC.
CAILC & Centre for Independent Living in Toronto (CILT). (1995). A Prevention Handbook for Young People with Disabilities: Stop the Abuse. Ottawa, Toronto: CAILC & CILT.
Tomlinson, Debra. (1995). Responding to Family Violence and Abuse: An Independent Living Approach. Ottawa: CAILC with Independent Living Resource Centre (ILRC) Calgary.
CAILC. (1995). Seniors with Disabilities Abuse Prevention Model: An Approach to Independent Living in Rural Communities. Ottawa: CAILC (Video).
Valentine, Fraser. (1994). The Canadian Independent Living Movement: An Historical Overview. Ottawa: CAILC.
Krogh, Kari & Petric, Lenka. (1994). Choice, Flexibility and Control in Community Research: A Guidebook. Ottawa: CAILC.
CAILC & Niagara Center for Independent Living. (1994). A Community Handbook on Developing a Literacy and Disability Awareness Training Program. Ottawa: CAILC.
Neufeldt, Alfred H., Robinson, Ross & O’Neil, Nathalie. (1993). Independent Living: An Agenda for the 90s. Ottawa: CAILC & ILRC Calgary.
CAILC. (1993). A Step Towards Independent Living - How to Develop an Independent Living Resource Centre in your Community. Ottawa: CAILC.