Shaping our futures
Memory, Witness and Hope is a workshop series and film project that brings together institutional survivors labelled with intellectual disabilities in the Ottawa area.
Funded through the Huronia Class Action Settlement Fund, the project was founded and is directed by Natalie Spagnuolo and Josée Boulanger.
Our mission is to connect people, share knowledge, and promote justice through stories.
Our work is guided by the following principles:
1. We work from an assumption of competence
2. We practice equality through our interactions
3. We integrate supported decision-making into our practice
Learn more about the class action lawsuit and the history of institutions in Ontario
CBC Radio: 'The gristle in the stew'
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives' The Monitor: The long road to deinstitutionalization