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Ontario Government apologizes to Teresa Pocock: 4 Signs of Change

By Franke James, Teresa’s sister Vancouver, B.C., December 5, 2016 How does a Canadian with an intellectual disability fight back when their rights are violated? Four recent developments have me thinking optimistically about signs of change for Canadians with intellectual

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Dear Minister Hoskins, Please send me a letter

By Franke James My sister Teresa is stepping forward as a self-advocate. She has written a letter to Ontario’s Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Dr. Eric Hoskins asking him to please send her a letter! “Dear Minister Hoskins, It

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A Pretty Amazing Story in Megaphone Magazine

By Franke James for Megaphone Magazine Photo of Teresa Pocock by Zack Embree “Freedom” describes Teresa Pocock’s awakening as an artist and poet in the Downtown Eastside. When she draws, she is free. There is no filter. She doesn’t second

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I’m Living Proof that Ontario Goofed When They Disabled my Human Rights

I’m living proof that Ontario goofed when they disabled my human rights. Please sign my petition demanding an apology from the Ontario Government at Change.org Read the BC Civil Liberties letter to Ontario Ministry of Health re: Violation of Teresa Pocock’s Human Rights

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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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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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