For too long people with disabilities have been confined in institutions as a result of carceral ableism. We demand deinstitutionalization.
There is no national inventory of institutions in Canada. These institutions are largely private, unregulated and inter-jurisdictional, resulting in data gaps that invisibilize institutionalized people.
We believe in freedom for persons with disabilities, which is only possible when every institution is closed and institutional logic is abolished. In solidarity with the Joint Task Force on Deinstitutionalization, we seek to put deinstitutionalization back on the national agenda.