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Upcoming Events

Ashland, WI Certified Peer Specialist Training Flyer

Join our training to become a Certified Peer Specialist.  

A certified peer specialist is someone who has lived experience with mental illness and/or substance use disorder, and has formal training to support recovery.  

You would be an active participant on the consumer’s treatment and recovery team and a paid professional who uses their experience and training to support recovery.

You must complete an application and pass an interview to be selected for training.

Only the first 50 applications will be considered.

Training applications will only be accepted from the following counties:

Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Iron, Price, Sawyer, and Washburn

Training Dates:

Wednesday April 3, 2019

Thursday April 4, 2019

Friday April 5, 2019

Tuesday April 9, 2019

Wednesday April 10, 2019 Thursday April 11, 2019

Friday April 12, 2019 (1/2 Day)

Hours: 8am-4pm

Training Location:

Chequamegon Clinic – Community Room

2201 Lake Shore Drive East

Ashland, WI 54806

To request an application, or for more information, contact

Liz Gilbertson: 715-392-9118 or at  liz@northcountryil.org

Applications must be received by Friday, March 1, 2019

You must successfully complete the state-approved Peer Specialist training and pass the certification exam to be a certified Peer Specialist.

Past Events

30 Year Anniversary Expo 2018  7/26/18 at Mariner Mall

Thursday July 26th 2018 Twin Ports area people with disabilities, friends and community members will come together once again for Expo 2018 and North Country’s 30 Year Anniversary! North Country’s popular annual event brings the community together at Superior’s Mariner Mall is free and open to the public. Expo 2018 will feature food, music, adaptive recreation equipment demonstrations, face painting, exhibits by local artisans, businesses and community organizations. Free admission includes lunch and light refreshments.

Expo 2017 featured a long list of entertainers with disabilities, including the popular Tribal Alchemie belly dancing troupe, area violinist extraordinaire Gaelyn Lea, Challenge Center’s Matevi martial arts troupe, Aerial Silks Performances, and many more.

And fabulous prizes: Over $3000 of prizes were raffled or sold at silent auction!

Expo 2018 will be the sixth annual expo put on by North Country Independent Living and a celebration of 30 years empowering people with disabilities (715-392-9118). For more information contact: John Nousaine (715) 392-9118, john@northcountryil.org

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Saturday, February 25 @ Ignite Studio Duluth 207 W Superior St Suite 100

Only $10

Doors Open @ noon 

Shake your booty 12:30pm-2:30pm 

Bottom Dollars, a Rooted in Rights original documentary, will be screening at Zeitgeist, presented by Access North in partnership with North Country Independent Living. Bottom Dollars exposes the exploitation of nearly 250,000 people with disabilities in the U.S. that are legally being paid less than the minimum wage, on average, less than $2 an hour. The documentary calls for the phase out of the unfair practice of sub-minimum wages and sheltered workshops, and offers solutions for fair wages and inclusive employment.

Bottom Dollars screening is on Monday, March 20th from 6-8pm (6:30p showtime) at Zeitgeist, 222 E Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802. Following the premiere, Access North & North Country Independent Living will join Vocational Rehabilitation as well as other Integrated Employment Service Providers to provide the community with local information on exploring alternatives to segregated employment and unfair wages.

To help cover the costs of the event we are asking for your help.
2 hours of dancing bliss for a good cause for only $10 donation at the door. All proceeds will go to the benefit of people with disabilities advocating for equal pay for equal work through the Bottom Dollars screening event at Zeitgeist.

Expo 2017  7/27/17 at Mariner Mall

Thursday July 27th 2017 Twin Ports area people with disabilities, friends and community members will come together once again for Expo 2017. North Country’s popular annual event brings the community together at Superior’s Mariner Mall is free and open to the public.  Expo 2017 will feature food, music, adaptive recreation equipment demonstrations, face painting, exhibits by local artisans, businesses and community organizations.  Free admission includes lunch and light refreshments.

Expo 2016 featured a long list of entertainers with disabilities, including the popular Tribal Alchemie belly dancing troupe, area violinist extraordinaire Gaelyn Lea, Challenge Center’s Matevi martial arts troupe and many more. 

And fabulous prizes: Over $3000 of prizes were raffled or sold at silent auction including a Apostle Island Kayak Trip for 2 by Wilderness Inquiry, Handcrafted Quilt, Lots of food and beverage cards and much, much more.

Expo 2017 will be the fifth annual expo put on by North Country Independent Living (715-392-9118).  For more information contact:  John Nousaine  (715) 392-9118, john@northcountryil.org  

If you’d like to see pictures from Expo 2015, click on the link below to check out our gallery.  Pictures from Expo 2016 coming soon:

NCIL Expo 2015

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To request accessible information, contact ncil@northcountryil.org