Welcome to Independent Living Vernon!

Moving for Independence - Sunday May 1st, 2022

Visit site for info, registration, and to make a donation.

Download the printable registration form.


Independent Living Vernon's Services and COVID 19

Independent Living Vernon programs and services. We are open with a few restrictions in place. 

ILV staff can still be reached by email and phone extensions:

Lisa - lisa@ilvernon.ca and 250-545-9292 Extension 206

Crystal - crystal@ilvernon.ca and 250-545-9292 Extension 204

Laura - laura@ilvernon.ca and 250-545-9292 Extension 207

Kelly - kelly@ilvernon.ca and 250-545-9292 Extension 200

Interior Crisis Line phone number is 1-888-353-CARE (2273) if available 24/7.

ILV's Peer Support will be up and going again very soon stay tuned

Public Computers: We have one computer open to the public, you will have to call the office a book a time.

YOU Group is meeting on Tuesdays, 3:30 -5:00 pm . Please contact Crystal for more information about the group.


The front door of the People Place building will be locked, so in person appointments will be limited. If you do come to the office, please wear a mask and you will have to buzz in using the intercom system.  Staff will do as much over the phone and email as possible. We realize this is not ideal for many people with various disabilities.  ILV will work with consumers to provide support in the most accessible way possible, while balancing the health and safety of everyone.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Laura Hockman, Executive Director at the above contact information.

As changes are made we will post updates on our website and Facebook.

Many thanks

The Staff and Board of Independent Living Vernon


Our office will be open Monday to Thursdays 8am to 3pm and Fridays from 8:30 - 4 Pm closed from 12 to 12;30


To create sustainable community links, to work for societal change, and to remove barriers so that people with disabilities have the opportunity to realize their full potential.

Five Basic Principles of Independent Living
1.Consumer Control-the services provided at Independent Living are controlled by a Board of Directors with a majority of its members being people with disabilities.

2. Cross Disability: the centre addresses the needs of all people with disabilities regardless of the disability type.

3. Community Based: the centre responds to local community needs.

4. Integration: the centre promotes full participation of people with disabilities in the Community.

5. Non-profit- the centre functions to meet stated goals and objectives without a profit motive.


Board of Directors Nomination Kit
If you are interested in becoming a member of the ILV Board of Directors, this is a link to the Nomination Kit which holds information for this.

Board Nomination Kit May 2017.doc