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Bienvenue à l'histoire de la folie au Canada

We are pleased to announce
Nous avons le plaisir d'annoncer

After the Asylum/Après l'asile

Our new site: After the Asylum/Après l'asile

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The History of Madness in Canada/Histoire de la folie au Canada website is delighted to announce the launch of a new set of sixteen research exhibits that present the complex and often difficult history of psychiatric deinstitutionalization in Canada.

The After the Asylum/Après l’asile web pages have been co-created by academic scholars, community partners, students, activists, and people whose lives have intersected with de-institutionalization in various ways. This path-breaking collaboration has resulted in a rich mosaic of stories, analyses and insights, closely connected to community and with a strong public purpose.

After the Asylum/Après l'asile

Notre nouveau site: After the Asylum/Après l'asile

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Nous sommes heureux d’annoncer le lancement de seize nouvelles expositions sur le site Internet History of Madness in Canada/Histoire de la folie au Canada. Cette nouvelle série aborde la difficile et complexe histoire de la désinstitutionnalisation psychiatrique au Canada.

D’utilité publique, cette série intitulée After the Asylum/Après l’asile, a été cocréée par des universitaires, des partenaires communautaires, des étudiants, des activistes et des gens personnellement touchés par la désinstitutionnalisation. Cette collaboration novatrice a permis de réaliser une riche mosaïque de récits sur la désinstitutionnalisation racontant l’expérience communautaire.


About Us/À propos de nous

This is a permanent, public Canadian website, created to enhance critical thinking, heritage preservation and historical research in the fields of psychiatric medicine and mental health.

The site is run by a collective which includes Canadian, American and British scholars and activists from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds. We welcome national and international involvement from educators, researchers, mental health providers and psychiatric survivors. While we are currently operating mainly in English, we are committed to building a fully bilingual site.

This resource serves multiple roles:

  • A living, digital archive and resource hub, making valuable historical documents, bibliographies and multi-media sources publically available.
  • An educational tool, heightening awareness of mental health, fostering critical thought, and building technical literacy at the secondary and post-secondary levels.
  • The nucleus for a growing cluster of cooperative research projects which we believe will present the history of Canadian psychiatry to academic, community, governmental, and international audiences.

Use the left hand menu to find out more about our funders, our vision, and our collective.

For more information about the site please contact:

Robert Menzies, Simon Fraser University: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Megan Davies, York University: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Erika Dyck, University of Saskatchewan: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it