Support and Advocacy
A.B.L.E. (Adults with Brain injury Living Everyday)
This is a recreation and support group located in the St. John’s region, which is organized and run by Marina White, President of the NL Brain Injury Association. Prior to the pandemic, the group met every Wednesday for activities such as bowling, cards, bingo or movies. If you are an ABLE member, you can join others online for virtual meetings by joining our private group on Facebook.
For more information, call Marina at (709) 368-7119 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Empower The Disability Resource Centre
Empower (formerly known as ILRC) is open Monday through Friday between 8:30am and 4:30pm. Mailing address and other contact information is listed below.
Empower, the Disability Resource Centre, is a consumer-controlled organization committed to providing support, resources, and opportunities for empowerment, which enable persons with disabilities to make informed choices about their lives.
We promote the idea of independent living and offer our services and supports upon request.
4 Escasoni Place
St. John’s, NL, A1A 3R6
Phone: (709) 722-4031
Fax: (709) 722-0147
TTY: (709) 722-7998
Toll Free: 1-866-722-4031
Coalition of Persons with Disabilities Newfoundland and Labrador
The Coalition of Persons with Disabilities Newfoundland and Labrador strives to involve its members and all persons with disabilities in influencing change and policy towards the advancement of inclusion. The Coalition’s main role is information, education and awareness of issues of concern to disability.
460 Torbay Road,
St. John’s, NL, A1A 5J3
Phone: (709) 722-7011
Disability Policy Office
Department of Children, Seniors, and Social Development (CSSD).
P.O. Box 8700
St. John’s, NL, A1B 4J6
Phone: (709) 729-0760 Fax: (709) 729-6382