Independent Living Resource Centre (ILRC)

Self Advocacy Contact:

Marie-Lynn Hamilton
Individual Advocate / IL Consultant
mlh@ilrc.mb.ca

Independent Living Resource Centre
311a-393 Portage Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
R3B 3H6
(204)947-0194
thecentre@ilrc.mb.ca

Self Advocacy Program

What is Self Advocacy?

Self Advocacy is:

  • learning more your rights and responsibilities
  • exercising your rights and navigating advocacy issues
  • making choices about directing your advocacy goals

The Self Advocacy Program at ILRC is designed to support you in gaining the skills and knowledge necessary to advocate for yourself across different systems and issues.

Information and Support

The following are just a few of the areas in which we offer information and support:

  • Rights to Essential Services
  • Home Care
  • Human Rights
  • Tenant and Housing Rights
  • Social Services and related benefits

The goal of Self Advocacy is to support you in gaining a practical set of advocacy skills which can be applied to any area of your life.

Independence is not the quality of tasks you can perform without assistance, but the quality of life we can live with help. Zola