RISE: Resource Centre for Independent Living

Description (Service) COVID-19 Response Due to concerns regarding COVID-19, all RISE's programs, events and drop-in services are cancelled. RISE staff will be working remotely and have access to emails and voicemails. Feel free to reach out through these means and staff will respond as quickly as possible.  
Regular Service 
Offers research, information, support, and empowerment to people with disabilities in the Districts of Parry Sound and Muskoka. 
Programs include: 
  • Direct Funding - Self-Managed Attendant Services Program: Allows people with permanent physical disabilities to become employers of their own attendant services. 
  • Referrals for individuals to community programs, workshops and other community agencies. 
  • Group support; a comfortable atmosphere for learning new skills. 
  • Information for areas such as education, employment, housing, recreation and leisure. 
  • Creating, producing and distributing the Coffee Break Newsletter (1000 copies) biweekly to over 40 local business in the Parry Sound area. 
  • Button making for all occasions such as family reunions, elections, events. 
  • Community Canvas Paint Night held twice a month.  
  • Sit & Get Fit Yoga: FREE adaptive/all inclusive yoga class held monthly.
Service Details
Hours COVID-19 Hours: Office: Mon-Thu 8:30 am-4:30 pm 
Regular Hours: 
Office: Mon-Thu 8:30 am-4:30 pm 
Community Canvas Paint Night: 7 pm - 9 pm * call or check Facebook for scheduled dates 
Sit & Get Fit Yoga: last Thu of every month 1:30 pm-2:30 pm.
Areas Served Muskoka District ; Parry Sound District
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) and up 
Individuals with any disabilities and their families.
Application Call or email for more information. Directing Funding application is available at www.dfontario.ca
Languages English
Fees None ; Community Canvas Paint Night: $15 for members, $25 non members
Address and Location
Located In Community Parry Sound
Address & Map
70 Isabella St, Unit 116
Parry Sound, ON P2A 1M6
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Intersection Isabella St and Beatty Street
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-746-6996
Toll Free Phone 1-800-634-6828
Fax 705-746-2323
E-Mail tlgould@risercil.ca
Website www.risercil.ca
Social Media Facebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/RISE-Resource-Centre-for-Independent-Living-81627102792/?ref=bookmarks
Primary Contact Tammy Gould, Executive Director and Direct Funding Program Coordinator; Phone: ext 101
Alternate Contact Tabitha Stapleton, Administrative Assistant; Phone: ext 103; Email: admin@risercil.ca