Niagara Centre for Independent Living

122 Queenston Street

St. Catharines, ON

L2R 2Z3

Email: information@abilityforlife.ca

Phone: 905-684-7111

Tty: 905-684-0420

Fax: 905-684-1199

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Community Participation Supports

Providing local community interaction opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities.  This program accepts referrals through Developmental Services Ontario.

www.dsontario.ca/agencies/dso-hamilton-niagara

This program is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario

ABOUT

  • homework help

  • planning an event

  • learning to live on your own

  • monthly lunch clubs

  • learning about photography

  • getting involved with sports

  • enjoying fun, social activities

  • developing self-help skills

  • continuing to learn after high school

  • volunteering in the community

I was able to get my Grade 12 English with some help and I will be attending College in the fall.

program attendee

Two Truths & One Lie

This February 2019 our programming included a 2 hour creative workshop, participants worked with professional artists to create an interactive photo exhibit.  

Relaxed and easy drama games and music activities kicked off the activities to help everyone feel comfortable and relaxed.  Artists then led the participants in imagining an alter-ego (a character who represents a different side of their personality).  Using costumes and props participants then disguised themselves as their alter-ego and posed for photos.

 

  The exhibit is currently featured in the lead up to the touring production of "This is the Point", which is running at the First Ontario Performing Arts Centre.  

I use to sit at home all day because I was afraid that people would make fun of me.  Given the opportunities, I am now out everyday and a lot of nights, I have made many new lifelong friends through Niagara Centre for Independent Living.

program attendee

Niagara Centre for Independent Living Community Participation supports, offers services to persons with a developmental disability to help reach their full potential.  We can provide educational services facilitated by professionals that can help consumers learn new skills and develop their interests.  We have a variety of recreational and social events.  We challenge people to become active contributers in their own communities.

Contact Us To set up Your First Appointment
Feedback

We are always looking for input on how we can provide better resources and services to consumers throughout the Niagara Region.  We invite you to get in touch with our Coordinator Kellie Kirkwood at 905-684-7111 ext 225 or kellie@abilityforlife.ca