Throughout the 1990s there was a shift towards community management of services for people with disabilities. Deinstitutionalization efforts continue to gain support and funding. Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC) contributed over $14.5 million dollars ($450 000 of it going to Alberta) to a series of provincial projects aimed to integrate people with disabilities into community living situations.1 HRDC also provided $600 000 to the Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL), who provide community-based alternatives to institutional care among other initiatives.2
1. Darko Kulas, Social Services for Persons with Disabilities in Alberta (Calgary: Canada West Foundation, 1997), 14.