Community Living Ontario

December 09, 2013 12:31 ET

Community Living Ontario Reaction to Ontario's 'Huronia' Apology

Premier Kathleen Wynne to Make Formal Apology to Former Residents of Huronia Regional Centre

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Dec. 9, 2013) - On Monday, December 9 at approximately 2pm, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne is expected to make a formal apology on behalf of the Government of Ontario to former residents of the Huronia Regional Centre, many of whom suffered physical, emotional and sexual abuse at the hands of former staff and residents.

"Community Living Ontario is pleased to see that Premier Wynne will be apologizing to the former residents of Huronia today on behalf of the government of Ontario for the mistreatment and abuse suffered by many while they lived there." said Chris Beesley, Community Living Ontario's Chief Executive Officer. "We are hoping this apology will give those who suffered some measure of satisfaction and closure."

Chris Beesley, along with former Huronia Residents will be available for further comments following the Premier's apology.

More than 10,000 people and 115 organizations are members of Community Living Ontario. Since 1953, Community Living Ontario advocates for people with an intellectual disability to be included and respected members of their communities, and have every opportunity to fulfill their goals. Community Living associations provide direct services and support to individuals who have an intellectual disability and their families, and help the community develop its natural capacity to include and support people.

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