About Innovative Life Options

It doesn’t matter who you are or what you’ve been through, part of being a human is being able to rely on others. At some point in our lives, we all need support.

And while it’s no different for people who experience intellectual disability, there is a definite difference between being told the support you need and choosing the support you need. Each person’s idea of a meaningful life — or even a meaningful day — is uniquely their own.

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.

When you choose a self-directed life, you’re not the recipient of care and support. You’re the self-empowered creator.

Live your best life with Innovative LIFE Options.

Mission Statement

To present people with an intellectual disability the opportunity to direct their best lives.

Call To Action

We look forward to serving you. Let’s get in touch!


In The Company Of Friends

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


Community Navigator

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


Options for Services (OFS):

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

Our Team

Patti Chiappetta

Executive Director

Laureen Spitzke

Office Manager

Laurie Miller

Senior Resource Coordinator

Liz Allen

Financial Coordinator

Michelle Pinette

Options for Services Coordinator

Carleigh McKay

Community Navigator

Resource Coordinators

Barb Collerman-Elias

Dana Johnston

Michelle Pinette

Betina Roberts

Shannon Walowetz

The Board

Innovative Life Options is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors with each member bringing a diverse perspective and experience. They work collaboratively with our Executive Director and provide overall guidance of the organization.

If you are interested in joining our Board or would like to be in contact with our Board members, please contact Innovative Life Options office – 204-772-3557 or info@icof-life.ca.