On this page are links to organizations in Canada and around the world that provide community-based services and/or work in the area of deinstitutionalization.
Below is a link to a deinstitutionalization toolkit
As of March 31, 2009, the province of Ontario closed the last of its large institutions for persons with intellectual disabilities. Below are links to several stories and press releases related to this historic occasion.
People First of Canada
Canadian Association of Community Living
Canada's Community Inclusion Initiative
Developmental Disabilities Resource Centre of Calgary
The "Community for All" Toolkit
Blog - deinstitutionalization
Open Society Mental Health Initiative
European Coalition for Community Living
Institutions: Close Them!
Community Now! Choose Freedom
Links to short videos that profile various people involved in the deinstitutionalization movement and/or depict institutional situations in various countries throughout the world.
Promoting Consumer Direction in Aging Services
Freedom Clearing House
The Community Living Exchange Collaborative
The Institute on Community Integration
National Coalition on Self Determination
The Disability Rights Movement
The Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL)
Community Living Coalition
Disability and Support - Sweden
http://www.communitybasedresearch.ca/Page/View/Deinstitutionalization Institutions for children with disabilities in Bulgaria