We are aware of the recent Global News story regarding an individual that was inappropriately remanded in Pine Grove Correctional Centre. The reporter reached out to our organization for comment, however, we declined to comment because we are committed to the confidentiality of the people we support and the work we do on their behalf. We value and advocate for their right to privacy. Our work is also person-centred. We focus on supported decision making which allows individuals to guide our involvement.
For almost 70 years, Inclusion Saskatchewan has supported and advocated for individuals with intellectual disabilities in Saskatchewan. We work directly with individuals to help them find inclusion in all areas of society and collaborate with our provincial partners in community and government to create solutions that address systemic challenges. Currently, we estimate that we are supporting 2,900 persons and families as they navigate the complexities of the world, including the Justice, Education, and Mental Health systems.
The barriers to inclusion that persons with intellectual disabilities face are immense, unquantifiable, and not fully understood by our society. Beyond discrimination and institutionalization, people with intellectual disabilities encounter barriers in every part of their lives -- from finding suitable housing to accessing the supports and funding they need to survive. This is why our mission is to ensure that citizens of Saskatchewan who have intellectual disabilities are valued, supported and included members of society and have opportunities and choices in all aspects of life.