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What is the difference between LIFE
and In the Company of Friends?

In the Company of Friends (ICOF)…

is a funding option of  Manitoba Department of Families for individuals who are eligible for Community Living disABILITY Services. Each individual receives and manages his/her own funding directly from the Department.  Funds are used to help each person move into his/her own home and engage in productive and challenging daytime activities.  Each individual receiving ICOF funding receives assistance from a formal Support Network comprised of community, family and friends.

Innovative LIFE Options Inc (LIFE)…

is a non-profit organization that was developed in 2000 to provide guidance, resources, training, and information to individuals receiving ICOF funding.  Manitoba Department of Families contracts LIFE to ensure each person has a strong and functioning Support Network that supports his/her desires and autonomy.  LIFE is responsible for ensuring that the integrity of the model is upheld at all times.