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Community Living Ontario recognizes Laurier professor’s work with Huronia survivors

Community Living Ontario recognizes Laurier professor’s work with Huronia survivors

Posted Oct 22nd, 2016 in News

Community Living Ontario has named Laurier professor Kate Rossiter’s Recounting Huronia Project the 2016 recipient of the James Montgomerie Award.

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Huronia survivors work through their pain in theatre production

Huronia survivors work through their pain in theatre production

Posted Jun 3rd, 2016 in News

Excerpted from Toronto Star article by Sarah-Joyce Battersby, Published May 31 2016.

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Recounting Huronia Cabaret

Recounting Huronia Cabaret

Posted May 24th, 2016 in events

The Recounting Huronia Cabaret took place this past Friday, May 20 at the Buddies in Bad Times Theatre.

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May 5th – Discussion with Huronia Survivors

May 5th – Discussion with Huronia Survivors

Posted Apr 30th, 2016 in events

Part of York University's Critical Disability Studies Students Association Speakers Series. 

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Survivors of institutionalization empowered to speak out

Survivors of institutionalization empowered to speak out

Posted Apr 23rd, 2016 in News

Excerpted from Community Living Ontario, article by Justin dePasse, Published Feb 29 2016.

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Former Huronia residents join speakers’ series to educate others on horrors endured

Former Huronia residents join speakers’ series to educate others on horrors endured

Posted Feb 11th, 2016 in News

Toronto Star Article: The former residents of Huronia Regional Centre have joined a new speakers’ series to try to ensure no one forgets — and people understand — the horrors they endured there.

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Thoughts on 'crip arts'

Thoughts on 'crip arts'

Posted Feb 7th, 2016

Crip art arises from bodies that create their own norms.

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'Cabaret' Style Theatre Perfect For This Project

'Cabaret' Style Theatre Perfect For This Project

Posted Feb 2nd, 2016 in events

Just like the Speakers Bureau, a cabaret would provide a platform for a variety of different stories that all work together towards one goal: the destigmatization and desegregation of people who have survived institutional violence.

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Into the Belly of the Beast

Into the Belly of the Beast

Posted Feb 1st, 2016 in News

As part of the court settlement, HRC was open for survivors, family members, caregivers and community members to visit several times in 2014.

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2015 Tanis Doe Award Winners

2015 Tanis Doe Award Winners

Posted Feb 1st, 2016 in News

This award honours an individuals who dare to "speak the unspeakable" in advancing the study and culture of disability, and who have enriched through research, teaching, or activism, the lives of Canadians with disabilities.

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The Speakers Bureau Event — Remembering Huronia

The Speakers Bureau Event — Remembering Huronia

Posted Feb 1st, 2016 in events

Remembering Huronia: Survivors Share Histories of Institutionalization, will take place Thursday, February 11, at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

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Speaker Barry Smith on Why He Does This Work

Speaker Barry Smith on Why He Does This Work

Posted Jan 24th, 2016

We can only have a future if it is a future where people listen to and understand each other.

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Understanding comes from hearing our speakers share their truths.

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