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As a follow up to our February 24, 2012 announcement about the closure of the Valley View Centre in Saskatchewan
CACL is pleased to announce the release of the Spring 2012 edition of Institution Watch.
Above: Valley View Centre, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. An immense facility built in 1955 and designed to house up to 1500 Saskatchewan residents with intellectual disabilities.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
A good day to be Canadian
Winnipeg, Manitoba, February 24, 2012 – Today, the Government of Saskatchewan announced the closure
Paul Caune disability rights activist and self-advocate talks about Institutions vs Community Living. Here he talks about getting political to have them closed down as well as his own living situation about how living in the community has changed his quality of life VS that of what it would be like in an institution. In this video Paul also answers the question whether institutional living is more economical or not, which is always a big item on the agenda on this debate.
Our friends at CBC produced a radio documentary on the Huronia (and Rideau, Smiths Falls) class action lawsuits recently.
We were recently contacted by People with Disability Australia about their Shut In campaign. CACL and People First of Canada Joint Task Force on the Right to Live in Community has endorsed the campaign. By doing so the joint task force has added our voice to the growing number of people globally calling for the end of institutionalised living for people with disability.
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