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Our new report shows the continued systemic use of restraint and seclusion in BC schools. Read more.

Watch our 60th Anniversary video that honours and remembers the civil rights history of people with intellectual disabilities in BC. Read more about our history here.

From December 1-3, we're celebrating the UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Film festivals will be held in 5 locations across BC. Stay tuned for details!

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Fifty Years of Community Living! Reflections on a Social Movement in the Midst of Change by John Lord, Final Plenary Session CACL National Conference
Friday, November 21, 2008
John Lord gave the closing comments at the 50th Anniversary Conference of the Canadian Association for Community Living in Ottawa in November 2008. This is a summary of his reflections. Read more...
Having a Choice - Interim Report by Woodlands Parent Action Group
Tuesday, May 6, 2003
From the Report's introduction: The Woodlands Parents Action Group (WPAG) welcomes the opportunity to present the following submission in response to the Report on Abuse at Woodlands, “The Need to Know: Administrative Review of Woodlands School”. Our purpose is to provide feedback from the unique Read more...
Institution Watch - Special edition focuses on demolition of Woodlands Institution by People First of Canada and the Canadian Association for Community Living
Thursday, November 10, 2011
The focus of the fall 2011 edition of Institution Watch is the final demolition of the Centre Block of the Woodlands Institution in BC. Read more...
Institution Watch Newsletter by People First of Canada CACL Joint Task Force on Deinstitutionalization
Institution Watch is a newsletter written and produced by the People First of Canada CACL Joint Task Force on Deinstitutionalization. The newsletter is dedicated to monitoring the progress toward a vision of full community living for all persons with intellectual disabilities.   Read more...
The Need to Know: Administrative Review of Woodlands School by Dulcie McCallum, August, 2001
In July 2002, the BC government released a report about abuse that took place at Woodlands institution, called The Need to Know: Administrative Review of Woodlands School. The government began an inquiry into abuse at Woodlands after news stories in February 2000 reported that individuals had come Read more...
The Need to Make Amends by BC Self Advocacy Foundation
Tuesday, April 22, 2003
In May, 2000, in response to allegations of abuse at Woodlands, the provincial government commissioned a review of Woodlands files by Dulcie McCallum. Her report, The Need to Know, confirmed that abuse did occur and that the problem of abuse at the institution was systemic. The report recommended a Read more...
UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities by Ad Hoc Committee on a Comprehensive and Integral International Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights and Dignity of Persons with Disabilities
The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is an international human rights instrument of the United Nations intended to protect the rights and dignity of persons with disabilities. “What the Convention endeavours to do," said Don MacKay, Chairman of the committee that negotiated Read more...
Woodlands Project Report by Public Guardian and Trustee of British Columbia, August, 2004
This report is a record of the Woodlands Project undertaken by the Public Guardian and Trustee of British Columbia (PGT). The Project was created after concerns were raised by the public about allegations of abuse of residents of the Woodlands School. The background to the Woodlands Project is Read more...