The Canadian Association for Retarded Children (CARC) was developed (called the Canadian Association for Community Living since 1985).1 They are “dedicated to attaining full participation in community life, ending exclusion and discrimination on the basis of intellectual disability, promoting respect for diversity and advancing human rights to ensure equality for all Canadians.”2 They also developed the National Institute on Mental Retardation (NIMR), now called Institutes for Research and Development on Inclusion and Society (IRIS) since 2008.3 The IRIS is designed to help advance social policy in the realm of intellectual disability.4
1. Canadian Association for Community Living, “About Us,” cacl.ca, accessed August 21, 2018, http://cacl.ca/who-we-are/about-us/.
Canadian Association for Community Living, “Who We Are,” cacl.ca, accessed August 21, 2018, http://cacl.ca/who-we-are/.
Institute for Research and Development on Inclusion Society, “History,” irisinstitute.ca, accessed June 12, 2018. http://irisinstitute.ca/history-2/.