Empower, The Disability Resource Centre

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

Tel: (709) 722-4031       Toll Free: 1-866-722-4031 Website:

Fax: (709) 722-0147       Email: TTY: (709) 772-7998

Mandate: 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.
    • For additional information about interns available in your community, or if you are interested in becoming an intern, contact the IL Manager at 709-722-4031 ext 203, 866-722-4031, and Email:
  • Peer Support: A number of groups provide opportunities to share and learn with those who have personally experienced a similar issue.
  • 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. Click here for the Volunteer FAQ page.


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