A note written in red ink, left at a Canadian Museum for Human Rights exhibit. Text: My community are survivors of the Huronia Regional Centre in Orillia. I’m inspired to tell my story. I want them to know where I was and what happened to me. I want to make sure all institutions are closed down. You have your rights to do anything you want to, like voting. Harold Dougall.
Text: Your Name: Harold Dougall. Some of your accomplishments: Champion and pin bowler, certified in behavior management services, competed in the Special Olympics in swimming, track and field. What are you good at? Speaking, making people feel comfortable. What have you done that is exceptional? Working on behalf of a wheelchair accessible community in Orillia, and great liaison for people in wheelchair. What sets you apart from other people you have met? Nothing, I’m not a special person. Not ashamed of who I am. What might you offer to an organization interested in booking a person like you to speak or give advice? Expert on bullying in institutions and the workforce. How to be good only to people in wheelchairs. Harold’s personality.
A woman in red plaid and man in grey hoodie stand in the front of a classroom. The woman is holding two sheets of paper, and the man is pointing at a page. Both their eyes are on the papers and they are in conversation.
Page from Harold Dougall's scrapbook, produced in Recounting Huronia workshops: photograph of a Huronia kitchen, with words "I think this is a place I slept at. The staff helped bu after that it was a piece of crap. Trouble trouble trouble."