Deinstitutionalization Coalition of Saskatchewan (DCS)

The WINTER 2008 issue of Institution Watch is now available featuring submissions from three provincial governments stating that institutions have no place in the lives of people with intellectual disabilities. Click here to download your copy.

The CACL/People First of Canada National Task Force on Deinstitutionalization is proud to announce the development of their website and a declaration of support for deinstitutionalization. To sign the declaration, please go to

Shane Haddad, President of People First of Canada speaking at the May 2, 2007 rally at the legislature to raise awareness about the continued institutionalization of people with disabilities in Saskatchewan.

The Time is Now: Freedom, Reconciliation and Community Living for All!   
Click here for John Lord's keynote presentation 

We were fortunate to have great television, radio and print coverage at People First of Saskatchewan's rally at the legislature on May 2. Read print coverage below:

Click here for CBC coverage.

Click here for Leader Post coverage

Click here for Action News coverage

Click here for Discover Moose Jaw's coverage

SACL is excited to announce a new resource that we've acquired in our library on deinstitutionalization. The CTV documentary Children of Woodlands is a powerful glimpse into the abuses that happened to residents at the Woodlands institution in British Columbia. Contact the John Dolan Resource Centre to borrow this powerful 20 minute documentary.
Bill Hogarth and Laurie Larson are Co-Chairs of the Deinstitutionalization Coalition of Saskatchewan. Click here to send them an e-mail!

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