Innovative LIFE Options – Live your best life

Innovative LIFE Options provides people with an intellectual disability the opportunity to direct their best life through our innovative services, supports, and programs.

Our Services

LIFE offers a pathway to self-determination, so that people with an intellectual disability, their families, and their support networks can take control of their own lives, make their own choices, and self-manage a unique life plan. We provide the framework, so you can choose the help you want because we believe that all people with an intellectual disability deserve the opportunity to direct their best life.

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In The Company Of Friends (ICOF)

For individuals who are looking for a funding model to help shape their life the way that they want it to be.

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Community Navigator

For individuals looking to connect with their community through services with the help of a trained professional.

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Options for Services (OFS):

For individuals looking for flexible, creative, and customizable administrative services.

Looking for Resources

Explore our library of helpful resources. For anyone looking for more information on Innovative LIFE and our services – or supportive documents for individuals who are looking to self-direct their own lives.

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Testimonials

I am writing this testimonial in hopes that others may be interested in using this service...I am in the process of finding help for my son and was at a loss of people to write to and contact. I felt I lost hours trying to navigate the system! I spoke to a Community Navigator at LIFE regarding the issues I was having and she immediately jumped on board enthusiastically to give me a few names which might help and their contact information. I received a follow up email on each occasion checking in to see if I needed anything further for help....without this service, I think my search for the appropriate people/organization would have been futile! Thank you for all you do. You have helped me immensely.

Coreen Watson

Options for Services staff showed respect for our daughter and us in all interactions which helped create a positive environment during the often frustrating times of hiring suitable staff members to assist with independent living activities.

Nancy D, Parent

Being the parent of two men lucky enough to be part of ICOF, I am thankful every day for the opportunity to see them living their best life. That means everything! As a board member, I’m truly inspired by the dedication of the staff and board members. Bless you all for all you do!

Wendy, Parent and Board Member

I am grateful for my life. I am grateful that my voice is heard and my choices respected. I get to make up my own decisions with the help of my support network and get to speak out more about how I feel. I am excited that I have the opportunity to explore being an entrepreneur and the people at Innovative Life Options help me to grow stronger. I am grateful for my ability to learn and grow in my relationships.

Sara, ICOF Employer

ICOF has been an outstanding option for our daughter. The staff are very dedicated and compassionate to her needs. Life has helped with her reaching more independence and the opportunity to live in a safe community environment.

Lorraine Lussier, Parent

The ICOF model has been a life changer for our family. All 3 of our children (JBC) are in the program and we have seen so many benefits that have had a tremendous positive impact on their lives. From support networks that plan activities and go on weekend excursions, to the flexibility that allows JBC to tailor a day program that fits their interests and lifestyle. Include the autonomy for JBC and the network being able to select and develop staff that buy into the model and you have the opportunity for JBC to live their best lives. Thank you so much for allowing us to be part of the model.

Dennis and Angela Friesen

Totally love the ICOF model as it has made Anita's life so much better.
Not sure what I should say.... just know you are all appreciated so much..
Shannon (LIFE Resource Coordinator) you are the very best.... couldn't do without you....

Doreen

When our son reached the age of 18, we expected that the process of his support and potential funding would get easier....but that was far from the truth!! With multiple departments to deal with and what seems like no communication between those government departments, the task was overwhelming. And then I met Carleigh......her help literally changed our lives!! She spent about two hours on zoom with me and my son, where we laid out our objectives, came up with a plan, and she directed me on where and how I could execute it. We were able to enroll him in post secondary schooling, with living allowance and funding support in place. Without that girl in our back pocket, I would probably still be working on a plan over a year later. Thank you so much for helping us get our lives in order. We are forever grateful to have her as part of our village!

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