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OUR HISTORY

Challenging norms and driving change

Empower, The Disability Resource Centre (formerly Independent Living Resource Centre) was originally established by persons with disabilities, community representatives, and advocates as a not-for-profit corporation. With a small staff of three employees, our mandate was set to develop and deliver a broad range of supports and services to people with disabilities and to help advance the Independent Living (IL) movement in Newfoundland and Labrador.

A registered charity managed by an independent Board of Directors, Empower works to enable people with disabilities to take responsibility for, and make informed decisions about, matters that affect their daily lives.

At the centre of all we do… is opportunity.

90% of people with disabilities perform as well or better.

Research into the workplace integration of people with disabilities found they performed similar to their co-workers.

NEWS & EVENTS
Providing information about publicly accessible places in NL
Empower’s Annual BBQ
Saturday August 12, 2017
11:00AM - 3:00PM
Rotary Sunshine Park - St. Phillip's Read More
Take Two Gently Used Clothing Grand Opening Sale
38 Ropewalk Lane
Open Daily - 11:00 - 5:00PM
Closed Mondays Great Selections...Check Us Out! Read More
Spruce Up Party 2017
Thursday, July 20, 2017
4 Escasoni Place, St John's
See You There! Read More

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