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Sarah Hoyt honoured with National Inclusive Education Award

“I will never forget meeting Sarah Hoyt for the first time,” recounted Kayla Wilcox, whose son attends Liverpool Street School in Fredericton. “She was a walking, talking ray of sunshine!” And as far as Kayla and her son are concerned, Mrs. Hoyt, who teaches Grade 2, has become a beacon of hope and positivity for […]

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Janet Flood and K-2 Team honoured with National Inclusive Education Award

It says something about a school when parents are willing to apply to have their child enrolled there, even if it’s not the closest school to their home. One family that did that is Rachel Kidd’s, whose son Liam is in Kindergarten at St. John the Baptist-King Edward School, located deep in the south end […]

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Michelle Talbot honoured with National Inclusive Education Award

“Dismissal is not an option. I won’t give up on him.” Those are the words of a truly dedicated and passionate inclusive educator, and they were spoken by Michelle Talbot, director and owner of Wee College in Moncton, NB, when discussing a boy in one of her centres. Sophie Woodley, an early learning facilitator with […]


NB’s best inclusive educators recognized for work to end exclusion

  (Fredericton, NB) – End Exclusion. That’s the goal of the New Brunswick Association for Community Living (NBACL): to end exclusion for New Brunswickers who have an intellectual or developmental disability, and build a strong, inclusive society where everyone belongs. One of the cornerstones of this goal is inclusive education, from early learning right through […]


Local Rotary Club responds quickly to Association’s immediate need for funding

FREDERICTON, NB, February 1, 2018 – When the Fredericton North Rotary Club (FNR) read in the Daily Gleaner that the New Brunswick Association for Community Living (NBACL) was in immediate need of funding for its Family Support program, they took action and quickly arranged a $10,400 donation. “Rotary’s mottos are ‘service above self,’ and ‘take […]


Curlers “Hurry Hard” for Community Living

In celebration of our 60th anniversary, we hosted a celebratory Curling Fun Spiel at the Nackawic Curling Club on January 27, 2018.

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“End Exclusion” campaign a first for NB community living association

Monday, January 22, 2018 – Fredericton For the first time in its 60-year history, the New Brunswick Association for Community Living (NBACL) has embarked on a major fundraising campaign. Called “End Exclusion,” organizers are working to raise $3 million over a five year period. “NBACL has made a commitment to help 10,000 people over five […]

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Office Closure

HAPPY HOLIDAYS! NBACL Offices will be closed from 4:30 on December 22nd and reopening at 8:30 on January 2nd.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  


Kelly Lawson: Entrepreneur, Photographer, ChangeMaker

Can you tell us a little about yourself? I am an Occupational Therapist turned serial entrepreneur. I currently have three businesses, a photography business in which I specialize in commercial and wedding photography,, a weekend website development business in which I work with small businesses to build websites in ONE WEEKEND,, and a […]


The December edition of Newsbreak is here!

Enjoy the December edition of NBACL’s quarterly newsletter, Newsbreak Inside this edition, you will find: History in Action President’s Message 12 Days of Giving Anniversary Conference & AGM Inclusive Education Op-Ed Thank you to our Donors and Sponsors Champions of Inclusion Awards 2017 Andy Scott Social Policy Awards 2017 Local to Local Task Force People First […]

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NB parents called to unite for support of Inclusive Education Policy

It is deeply concerning to me that children with disabilities are scapegoated in media coverage on inclusive education. Every time there’s a story on the inclusion model, it’s about a problem. Meanwhile, stories about kids with a disability who are successful are left untold. I acknowledge parents’ and educators’ concerns that our children are underserved […]

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Thank You to our Dedicated Volunteers, Donors and Sponsors!

Our 60th anniversary conference weekend in October wouldn’t have been possible without the support of the many dedicated volunteers, donors and sponsors of NBACL who go above and beyond to help our organization. From volunteering their time, their talents, making monetary donations, or services in kind, the weekend wouldn’t have been a success without you! […]


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