More than 150,000 people live in long-term care in Canada, and every single one of them is a person who has a disability. Governments use long-term care as a stop-gap solution to the housing & care crisis, which is all too often used against people who have an intellectual/developmental disabilities. In Ontario alone, more than 2,900 people labelled with a developmental disability are institutionalized into long-term care.

CLICK HERE to listen to the Invisible Institutions Podcast – Lifetimes in Long-Term Care.

* A note that this episode contains discussion of sexual violence, physical, emotional and mental abuse, confinement, and force-feeding.