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Attention Families in the Saint John Region!

The Alliance for an Inclusive and Accessible Canada is inviting people of all abilities to come together to discuss how the Government of Canada can improve accessibility in our country. Have your say by attending an in-person consultation in your area! When: March 2nd, 2017 Where: Hilton Saint John Trade and Convention Centre Time: 7PM […]

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NATIONAL AWARDS RECOGNIZE NB’s BEST INCLUSIVE EDUCATORS

(Fredericton, NB) – “Helping every learner, every day, in every way.” That was the theme of this year’s National Inclusive Education Awards ceremony, which took place at Government House today. Introduced by the Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) in 2007, the awards recognize New Brunswick individuals, schools and organizations that work consistently and constantly […]

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New Brunswicker Krista Carr chosen to lead national organization

Krista Carr has been chosen as the new Executive Vice President of the Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL). Carr is currently Executive Director of the New Brunswick Association for Community Living (NBACL). Moira Wilson, President of Board of NBACL, made the announcement today. “It is with immense pride that we see Krista take on […]

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Inclusive Education Webinars!

Personalized Learning Plans (English Session)  March 6, 2017       Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm (French Session) March 1, 2017          Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm Does your son or daughter have an intellectual disability and are you interested in knowing more about his/her Personalized Learning Plan (PLP)?  Join the Manager […]

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Let’s Talk about NBACL’s eBook on Supporting People with Dual Diagnosis – intellectual disability and mental illness

          In New Brunswick, people who have an intellectual or developmental disability face rates of mental illness that are three to four times higher than the general population. People with an intellectual disability also face many risk factors for developing mental health concerns throughout their lifetime but, for them, such issues […]

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Family Newsletter – Supporting Families to be Families First

NBACL’s Family Newsletter is here! Enjoy the latest edition of NBACL’s Family Newsletter. Inside this edition, you will find: From the Editor Welcome new Family Support Facilitators The UN Convention and You Reflecting Back Family Time Tips From Tammy The privilege of watching a flower blossom… Did you know? Upcoming Events Click here –   Family […]

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My Home, My Community

Message from Dianne Cormier Northrup Chair – CACL Family Voices Task Force Home. Home means comfort, warmth, safety. Where you belong, just as you are.  For many of us, the key to our first home unlocks independence, choice, and belonging.  It unlocks our future as contributing members of our community, our role as neighbours and as friends.  Unfortunately, this […]

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United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) is a document that was created to make sure that all people with disabilities have full and equal enjoyment within their community. The CRPD is an international agreement (ratified by Canada in 2010) that brings attention to the rights of persons with disabilities […]

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Untapped Potential: United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

by Paige Legacy, Stephen Lint and Maggie Ready In our final semester as students in St. Thomas University’s School of Social Work we have partnered with the New Brunswick Association for Community Living (NBACL) to create awareness about the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). NBACL is a provincial non-profit […]

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY – NBACL Board of Directors

New Brunswick Association for Community Living (NBACL), an effective and dynamic advocacy organization for children and adults who have an intellectual disability and their families, is seeking motivated individuals to serve on the Board. In the upcoming year, we will have two vacancies: North East (Bathurst /Acadian Peninsula) Regional Representative North West (Grand Falls/Edmundston/Woodstock) Regional […]

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National Housing Day 2016: Affordability, accessibility and availability still issues for people with a disability hoping for a home of their own

For many of us, the foundation for a “good life” is the home in which we live. Home provides us with a sense of belonging and security, connection to a larger community, and the opportunity to decide for ourselves how and with whom we want to share our lives. For most New Brunswickers with an intellectual […]

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Private Respite Worker Wanted

A Saint John family is looking for outgoing, compassionate, energetic, patient, and reliable adults to provide weekend respite in their home for a young adult male with multiple disabilities. Candidates should possess, or be in the process of obtaining one the following accreditations: • Home Support Worker • Health Care Aid • Human Service Worker […]

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