Empower, The Disability Resource Centre


Website: www.empowernl.ca

Formerly the Independent Living Resource Centre

4 Escasoni Place
St. John’s, NL
A1A 3R6

Tel: (709) 722-4031       Toll Free: 1-866-722-4031
TTY: (709) 772-7998     Fax: (709) 722-0147
Email: info@empowernl.ca


To provide support, resources and opportunities for empowerment, which enable persons with disabilities to make informed choices about their lives

Target Population:

People of all ages who have any type/combination of disabilities

Highlight of Programs / Services Offered:

  • Advocacy Services: Empowering the consumer to do their own advocacy, we help people build their own skills and determine their own approach to solve the problems they face
  • Employer Supports and Services: Providing services, supports, and education to business, employers, government, and service providers, this program aims to showcase the value of hiring people with disabilities as a viable labour source
  • Career Services: Offering help in a variety of ways as requested by the individual
  • Independent Living Internships: Allows those with disabilities to access help within their own communities while providing an opportunity for them to provide the same services to others
  • Peer Support: A number of groups provide opportunities to share an learn with those who have personally experienced a similar issue
  • Research and Development: We invest in research that acknowledges and respects people who have disabilities as experts.
  • Technology Services: Providing the tools and knowledge needed to access the internet and computers in general.
  • Volunteer Services: Volunteers play an important role in ensuring programs and services are offered and the needs of those who use them are met.