Le Devoir | 23 novembre 2015, Par Isabelle Paré
La moitié des personnes ayant une déficience intellectuelle ont été agressées
New details about the horrific sexual assault of a disabled woman on board a Winnipeg bus emerged this week, suggesting that the woman had a personal care worker, who was nearby during the attack but didn’t notice what was happening for 10 minutes.
The new information has placed a greater focus on Canadians who require assistance and their personal care workers – an industry that often struggles from low wages, intense working conditions and frequent turnover.
A 19-year-old woman who has a mental disability was sexually assaulted on a Winnipeg Transit bus as her support worker who sat two rows in front didn’t notice her client had been approached by a strange man until after the assault was over, CBC News has learned.
CBC News has learned the woman needs 24-hour care.
Advocates for people with disabilities said vulnerable people are often abused.
« This happens in institutions, it happens in care homes, it happens everywhere, » said Shelley Fletcher, director of People First of Canada, a national non-profit group that advocates for people with intellectual disabilities. « It happens way more than people think. »by
An inquest into the death of a teen last September after one week in a Prince Albert youth facility has concluded that he died of natural causes, in a case critics say underscores the need for greater support to the deaf community.by