Report shows public safety benefits of CoSA as feds cut funding
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Report shows public safety benefits of CoSA as feds cut funding

When a high-risk, low functioning repeat child abuser was released from prison in the Hamilton area in 1994, many locals responded with predictable revulsion. Mennonite pastor Harry Nigh was not among them. He gathered a small group of people who reached out to the man. They offered support and accountability. The man never reoffended.

Emotional stakes high in closures of facilities  for people with intellectual disabilities
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Emotional stakes high in closures of facilities for people with intellectual disabilities

The story of the Unruhs and of MDC speaks to a lingering history of societal treatment of people with intellectual disabilities. It is a history that is anguished and sometimes awkward. Over its 124-year history, MDC has been called the Home for Incurables, the Manitoba School for Mentally Defective Persons and the Manitoba School for Retardates.