Productive, multi-cultural, great, enjoyable, supportive, promoted integration, very respectful, everyday was a learning opportunity.
Pros: healhy living lunch, workshops
With my time at Independent Living Resource Centre, I have gained many skills and utilized what I have experienced with the ILRC. I had first started as a volunteer worker where I was hired as a receptionist. After my 6 month probation I was promoted to Independent Living Consultant. A typical day at work was to conduct and research information and provide this information for people with disabilities on many topics regarding employment, housing, CPP disability, Income Tax, hospitals, assistive devices, etc. I have worked along 6 of the programs within the organization mainly Personal Attendant Community Education where I would book interview for students applying for the PACE program. Where the PACE program was to train able bodies to become Independent Living Attendants for people with disabilities. I did a lot of database entry for the PACE program and scheduling. I also worked along the Urban Entrepreneurs for Disabilities Project, where a person with a disability was looking to start their own business and looking for a loan. I would do the intake interviews and support them with one-on-one consultations and provide them with any kind of supports they needed. I would say that was the most hardest part of my duties at ILRC was with UEDP program, where i had to learn a lot about the program in such little time, but it was a great learning experience. I enjoyed my time with ILRC where I have met alot of great people and built great relationships with my co-staff, trainers, trainees, other organizations, consumers and the community at large.