Doreen Befus standing in communal institutional room.
Doreen Befus, Provincial Training School, Alberta, circa 1960s

It is difficult to uncover the voices and perspectives of the targets of eugenics policies. A victim of eugenicist policies and a pioneering disability activist, Alberta’s Doreen Befus donated her papers to the Red Deer Archives and thus stands in place for the many Canadian victims of sterilization in this teaching unit.