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CACL-PFC Joint Task Force responds to reversal of Michener Centre closure

CACL-PFC Joint Task Force on The Right to Live in Community responds to Alberta's reversal of Michener Centre closure

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Huronia: Last Minute Settlement Reached

An historic settlement was finally reached early this morning, as proceedings were set to begin, between lawyers for the Huronia Regional Centre (HRC) survivors and the Province of Ontario. The institutional survivors of the HRC will finally receive the justice they have been demanding from the Ontario government for years. More about this story can be found here

Michener Center to close, a return to community.


Monday, March 11, 2013 – At a press conference earlier today, the Alberta government announced the imminent closure of Michener Centre. Michener is a residential facility for people with developmental disabilities located in Red Deer, Alberta. It is an announcement long awaited and very much applauded by CACL. The closure of Michener will enable the remaining 125 residents to return to community.

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Institutions vs Community Living

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.

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