Direct Funding

Direct Funding is an innovative program that enables adults with physical disabilities to become employers of their own attendants. As an employer, you would be fully responsible for managing your own employees within a budget developed on an individual basis. 

Skills Development

At Independent Living Sudbury Manitoulin, we provide a variety of training resources. We offer training in life skills for everyday living and we provide adaptive sports for our members to participate in. We also offer computer training to anyone who would like to learn, and have lots of adaptive software to make computers easy to use.

Information and Networking

In many cases, knowledge of services is the only difference between a dependent and independent lifestyle. We provide information to consumers and to the community on accessibility issues, programs and services that are available both locally and provincially. Learn about financial services, community partners, the Sudbury accessibility guide and facts on disabilities. 

Peer Support

Peer support is designed to provide opportunities for people with disabilities to share their knowledge and lived experiences. Peer Support also affords individuals the opportunity to reduce isolation, to develop leadership skills, and gives assistance to individuals in exercising their rights and responsibilities.

Research and Community Development

We believe in an inclusive community and our Board of Directors and Staff work diligently to make this dream a reality in the Greater City of Sudbury. We are currently working closely with networks and committees to make this happen. Some committees are: 

  • Government Relations Committee
  • Seniors Community Network
  • Accessibility Advisory Council
  • Adaptive Sport Council

Learn about events happening in the Sudbury area, or you can learn the history of ILSM here.