Vision: To contribute to the achievement social and economic equity for people with disabilities.
Mission: To promote the vision through the principles of the independent living approach which are: Self-governance, self-help, self-determination, community (grass roots) based, choice, control, autonomy, empowerment.
CILT is a consumer-controlled, community-based resource organization. We help people with disabilities to learn Independent Living skills and integrate into the community.
CILT operates on the philosophy of the Independent Living movement which was developed in response to traditional rehabilitation services models. CILT's aim is to develop and implement dignified social services that empower individuals rather than create dependencies. We encourage people with disabilities to take control of their own lives by exercising their right to examine options, make choices, take risks and even make mistakes.
CILT is a non-profit organization, funded through the United Way Toronto and York Region, City of Toronto, Federal and Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), donations, earned income and membership support.