Spring edition of Newsbreak is here!

Enjoy the Spring edition of NBACL’s quarterly newsletter, Newsbreak. Inside this edition, you will find: NBACL presents 1st Andy Scott award and 3 Champions of Inclusion recognitions President’s message Guide helps families throughout life’s milestones NBACL honours 10 New Brunswickers with National Inclusive Education Awards National Volunteer Week Events at a glance 30 Ways to […]

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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 The Email I Would Have Written Myself the Day Before My Son Was Born Making Tax Time Accessible To All Canadians NBACL Family Support Task Force Estate Planning for a Family Member with a […]

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Local family recognized for their work with Best Buddies in Fredericton

ELIZABETH FRASER Fredericton Daily Gleaner Ethan Pyke has taught his mom, Theresa Pyke, a thing or two about air guitar. Over the years, he’s also taught her the importance of inclusion. On Friday night, Ethan Pyke and his family were recognized at the Champions of Inclusion Awards Celebration for their involvement with the Best Buddies […]

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Community Living Association to present first Andy Scott award and three Champions of Inclusion recognitions

Champion. The defender of a cause, a remarkable person, a hero or warrior. Inclusion. Welcoming everyone into the group, be it a team, a business, a community, a club, a classroom, or any kind of organization. The New Brunswick Association for Community Living (NBACL) will honour people who exemplify the words “champion” and “inclusion” at […]

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Congratulatory Messages – Inclusive Education Awards

Following the Inclusive Education Awards held on February 13 congratulatory messages were issued on behalf of all three official parties on the floor of the New Brunswick Legislature. Congratulations, once again to all recipients! Minister’s Statement – Hon. Serge Rousselle, Q.C. Education and Early Childhood Development Attorney General – Liberal MLA (Tracadie-Sheila) Mr. Speaker, I’m proud […]

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2015 National Inclusive Education Award recipient – Unicorn Children’s Centre

Unicorn Children’s Centre Moncton, NB 2015 National Inclusive Education Award recipient The entire staff of the Unicorn Children’s Centre – director, program supervisor, enhanced support workers, aides, support staff, and educators – share the honour of receiving a 2014 National Inclusive Education Award. Unicorn Children’s Centre is an exceptional early learning center. Every child there […]

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2015 National Inclusive Education Award recipient – Keelan Lewis

Keelan Lewis Grade Eight Student, Rothesay Park School Rothesay, NB 2015 National Inclusive Education Award recipient Some of the teachers at Rothesay Park School call Keelan Lewis “Mother Hen” or “The Big Sister” because of the compassion, empathy and kindness she shows for her classmates with a disability. Keelan is a leader at Rothesay Park […]

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2015 Inclusive Education Award Recipient – Al Dewitt

Al Dewitt Department Head, Metals Processing New Brunswick Community College, Moncton 2015 Inclusive Education Award Recipient Al Dewitt is the kind of person who finds a way to make things work. According to his colleagues, Al was coming up with methods to include students with disabilities long before that way was paved in our college […]

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National Special Recognition Certificate in Inclusive Education – Dr. David Jory

Dr. David Jory Long-time advocate of Inclusive Education Saint John, NB National Special Recognition Certificate in Inclusive Education In 1985, a group of New Brunswick parents mounted a legal challenge using the Canadian Charter of Rights. Their argument? That it is a contravention of children’s rights to segregate those with a disability from being educated […]

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National Inclusive Education Awards Presented

(Fredericton, NB) – Six 2015 Inclusive Education Awards and two Special Recognition Awards were presented during a ceremony at Government House today. Originated by the Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL), the awards recognize New Brunswick individuals, schools and organizations that work every day to include all students in education and school life, and are […]

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Disability group dismayed by Supreme Court ruling on assisted suicide

For Immediate Release (Fredericton) The New Brunswick Association for Community Living (NBACL) is reeling after a recent decision by the Supreme Court of Canada on doctor assisted suicide. “We are deeply dismayed by the potential impact of this decision on the lives of persons with disabilities, says Dianne Cormier Northrup, President of NBACL and mother […]

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Call for Nominations: Champions of Inclusion Achievement Awards

If you know a person or group who has championed the inclusion of children and adults with an intellectual disability, the New Brunswick Association for Community Living (NBACL) wants to hear from you. The association is issuing a call for nominations for the 2015 Champions of Inclusion Award, which will be presented the evening of […]

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