The Ottawa Independent Living Resource Centre's (OILRC) mission is to assist in the individual empowerment of all persons with any disability in the Ottawa area and to provide the tools they need to direct their lives and participate fully in the community.
OILRC is committed to and applies the following guiding principles:
• Being consumer controlled and having a cross-disability focus -- meaning the Board of Directors consists of a majority of consumers representing a broad range of abilities and expertise. Programs are offered to a diverse membership and to individuals who have a range of disability(ies);
• Promoting integration and full participation of people with disabilities, which enable people with disabilities to have the same rights and responsibilities as non-disabled persons;
• Being community based - meaning approaches and solutions evolve from the local membership and community partners.