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Community Resource Links


Let us assist in your information search. Take a look at our Local Agencies list below for links to individual organizations and services.

Also see specific information and further links on such topics as:

If you are unable to find the information you are looking for while navigating through the links, feel free to contact our office by phone at (519) 885-6640, or contact us via email.

Local Agencies

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Housing Information Links

Accessible Housing

  • Traverse Independence
    • for people 16 years and older with physical disabilities and/or acquired brain injury
    • attendant services in a supportive housing setting
    • ABI day program
    • ABI outreach program
    • Call 519-741-5845
  • Kitchener Housing
    • Provides housing for people with disabilities who are single adults or childless couples under the age of 60 and able to live independently
    • Find Affordable Housing Guide
    • For information call: 519-744-6655
    • South Waterloo Housing Authority, 519-575-4400
    • Community Information Centre of Waterloo Region
    • Maintains list of housing projects with accessible units and rent geared to income
    • Call: 519-579-3800

In-Home Support Services

  • Independent Living Centre
    • Attendant services
    • Meal preparation and light housekeeping
    • Respite services
    • Support services for those attending the University of Waterloo
    • Call: 519 571 6788
    • TTY: 519 571 7590
  • See the Community Support Connections link for further information on the following services:
    • Waterloo Regional Home Care Program
    • Offers professional, support and homemaker services to people who are physically disabled or elderly
    • Meals On Wheels:
    • Delivers hot, nutritious meals to client's homes
    • Call: (519) 772-8787 to register or for more information
  • Lifeline Canada
    • Emergency response system for people who are disabled or elderly
    • Connected with St. Mary's Hospital
    • Call: 519-749-8008 for information
  • Grand River Accessibility Advisory Committee
    • The Grand River accessibility advisory committee (GRAAC) provides advice to local municipal councils about the identification, prevention and removal of barriers across the municipalities of Waterloo region for persons with disabilities.

    • For information call: 519-741-2200, ext. 7226

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Legal Information

  • Law Society of Ontario
    • general legal information
    • information on how to get legal help
    • general legal information
    • information on how to get legal help
  • Lawyer Referral
    • best place to start if you have any sort of legal problem and aren't sure what to do about it
    • provides a referral to a lawyer in your area who will give you half an hour of free legal advice
    • call 1-800-268-8326
  • Waterloo Region Community Legal Services
    • for low income people
    • deals with disputes involving landlord-tenant problems, Workers Compensation, Canada Pension Plan, social assistance
    • Call 519-743-0254
    • the place to call if you need a lawyer and can't afford to pay
    • Call: 519-743-4306
  • Community Justice Initiatives
    • victim-offender reconciliation
    • community mediation service
    • sexual abuse treatment program--help for both victims and offenders


  • Advocacy Resource Centre for the Handicapped
    • concerned particularly with defending the rights of people with disabilities
    • represents clients in precedent-setting cases
    • some costs covered, maybe all depending on client's financial situation
    • call (416) 482-8255


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Local Transportation




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Primary & Secondary Schools

Post-Secondary Schools

Special Education Information

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Employment Listings


Employment Agencies

Additional Sites

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Accessibility For Ontarians With Disabilities Act

Social Assistance

ODSP The Social Assistance Reform Act was passed in 1998. It included the "Ontario Works Act" and the "Ontario Disability Support Program Act".

Tenants' Rights


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