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Celebrating the end of an era in Ontario - Premier Greg Selinger: WHY NOT US?

Friends of People First Rally Date: Wednesday, March 31, 2010 Time: 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Place: The Manitoba Legislature (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) On Thursday, March 11, 2010 Canada ratified the U.N Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.…Read More

Demonstration at the NDP Leadership Convention - To Protest the Continued Incaceration of Manitobans with a Developmental Disability

Friends of People First is holding a demonstration on: Date: Saturday, October 17, 2009 Time: 11:00 a.m. Place: Winnipeg Convention Centre 375 York Avenue, Winnipeg, MB., Canada (Main Entrance, Main Floor) We are demonstrating to the NDP Leadership…Read More

Friends of People First is Looking for New Members!

 The group Friends of People First is looking for new members. If you share their belief that ALL persons with a disability belong in the community (and not in an institution) and would like help us in our campaign to close institutions, then we would like to…Read More

It's Official: Government of Mantoba Plans On Stalling Human Rights Complaint

It is no longer just a rumor. The Government of Manitoba has let it be known that it plans on dragging out the Association for Community Living - MB. human rights complaint (re; The Manitoba Developmental Centre - MDC) for at least 2-3 more years. It has also…Read More

Manitoban's With Disabilities Need Your Help!!!

In April 2006 the Association for Community Living - MB. filed a human rights complaint to protest the Manitoba government's decision to invest $40,000,000.00 at the Manitoba Developmental Centre and their continued institutionalization of persons with a…Read More

Empty At Last: Ontario Finally Closes Its Last Institution

As of tonight there are no longer any residents in the Rideau Regional Centre located in Ontario, Canada. No one will be sleeping there tonight! The last remaining "resident" is currently in the hospital in Kingston and will be discharged this weekend to the…Read More
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