After the Asylum

De-institutionalization was a paradigm shift in Canadian mental health. Its history and its legacies are complex and unsettling. From 2007 to 2014, academic scholars, community partners, students and activists came together to gather this history and to make it public on this site. This process was sometimes challenging, but also powerful and hopeful.

Policy and Practice

Policy and Practice
The ideas behind the change.
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Peer Support & Activism

Peer Support & Activism
Finding common cause and community.
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Survivor Culture

Survivor Culture
The power of mad expression.
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Community Initiatives

Community Initiatives
Help and support in the community.
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Case Studies

Case Studies
Early non-institutional options.
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This Project

This Project
How we did it.
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