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BCCLA writes to Ontario Ministry of Health re: Violation of Teresa Pocock’s #HumanRights

Who is willing to stand up to defend and assert the human rights of the intellectually disabled? A tragic wrong occurred when Teresa Pocock was forced into an Ontario long-term care home in 2013 against her will. Despite Teresa’s many

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I Don’t Belong in a Nursing Home

I Don’t Belong in a Nursing Home. I have places to go. Things to do. People to meet. Please sign Teresa Pocock’s petition July 23, 2014 With the stroke of a pen, my disabled sister’s human right to decide where

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The Big Five-Oh! Happy Birthday, Teresa!

Oh Teresa, the places you’ll go! And the things you will do. The people you’ll meet. Who will cheer you and greet. Fifty years young and your life has just begun. You’re a wonderful, wonderful, wonderful one. Oh Teresa, the

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Toronto Central CCAC Apologizes to Teresa

CCAC Apologizes

Just two days after Teresa launched her Change.org petition the Toronto Central CCAC (Community Care Access Centre) has stepped forward with an apology. Toronto Central CCAC CEO Stacey Daub writes: Teresa I am very sorry for what has happened to

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Human Rights Should Never Be Disabled

Please support Teresa’s Human Rights. Sign her Petition on Change.org You can get your own copy of the poster (13″ x 19″) on glossy paper at Zazzle: Buy Poster: Human Rights Should Never Disabled.

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Please Say You’re Sorry… Video

Teresa asks, Please Say Sorry

Teresa Pocock is 49 years old and has Down Syndrome. She is asking the CCAC to apologize for improperly taking away her human right to decide where she lives. She is asking the Rekai Centre to apologize for calling the

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Human Rights Should Never Be Disabled. Forced into LongTerm Care at 49, Teresa wants apology.

Teresa Pocock Petition

By Franke James on Change.org. Please sign: Teresa’s Petition at Change.org With the stroke of a pen, my disabled sister’s human right to decide where she lives was wrongly taken away. In a heart-breaking move, Teresa who has Down syndrome,

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Teresa Pocock’s Story: Crisis, Capacity and Courage

Teresa has launched a petition asking for a full public apology from the Rekai Center and the CCAC. Please sign her Petition at Change.org.

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