For too long people with disabilities have been confined in institutions.

We demand deinstitutionalization.


This project aims to build awareness about the ongoing realities of institutionalization across Canada through research, capacity building and knowledge mobilization.

Institutionalization is the ongoing removal, isolation and segregation of people with disabilities from their communities into small or large sites of confinement, like long-term care homes, psychiatric institutions and prisons.


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.