The Independent Living Sudbury Manitoulin provides those with disabilities the tools to succeed and achieve independence in their lives.
Our non-profit organization offers programs and activities that are available to the members, essentially to provide them with information, awareness and education. ILSM runs effectively because of the dedication of our over 300 members and the active role they take in determining our services and programs.
Independent Living was established in Canada in the early 1970's with the introduction of the Independent Living philosophy by Gerben Dejong, and developed through collaboration between the Canadian Customer Movement and the Coalition of the Provincial Organization of the Handicapped (now known as the Council of Canadians with Disabilities).
The Independent Living movement is founded on the right of people with disabilities to live with dignity in their chosen community, participate in all aspects of their life and control and make decisions about their own life.