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Denim Day, April 26: NBACL staff wore jeans to raise awareness about sexual assault and people with a disability

  Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 was Denim Day. NBACL had a special “jeans day” to call attention to the topic of sexual abuse and people who have a disability. Here’s the story. In the 1990s, an 18 year old Italian girl was sexually assaulted by her driving instructor. Initially, he was charged, convicted and sent to […]

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Spring edition of Newsbreak is here!

Enjoy the Spring edition of NBACL’s quarterly newsletter, Newsbreak Inside this edition, you will find: 60 years of community living! Let the celebration begin! President’s message Krista Carr to lead national organization Danny Soucy to head up NBACL as Executive Director Innovative “Support Match NB” now up and running for Saint John area Untapped Potential: United […]

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NBACL is celebrating over 60 years of support from volunteers across New Brunswick!

Even before NBACL was officially established  in April, 1957, hands were raised when the call went out and many volunteers became involved in the community living movement in their home towns. They helped their local associations by raising money or donating time, to provide schooling and care for children who had an intellectual disability. Now, 60 years […]

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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: Letter from the Editor The UN Convention and You Top Tips for Preparing Your Son or Daughter for Work-Life after High School Hard at Work Family Time Tips from Tammy Self-Managed Support through the Disability Support Program […]

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Innovative “Support Match NB” now up and running for Saint John area

      You’re a person with a disability who needs a support worker, but the person you have had for the last year is moving out west with her husband. Now what do you do? Is it going to be another ad on Kijiji, a post on Facebook, a tweet, and maybe even a […]

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60 years of community living! Let the celebration begin!

It all started in a living room, when a group of parents held a meeting to discuss how their children were going to get an education. The children they were meeting about each had an intellectual disability and, back then, were not permitted in the regular classroom, or even welcomed in the neighbourhood school. That […]

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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 for three year terms. In the upcoming year, we will have two vacancies: North East (Bathurst /Acadian Peninsula)       […]

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“Let us build an inclusive society for all.”

March 21 is World Down Syndrome Day! Did you know that 3/21 was named World Down Syndrome Day in recognition of the fact that Down syndrome occurs when a person has a triplicate of chromosome 21? The day was declared in 2012 by then Secretary-General of the UN, Ban Ki-moon, who said: “On this day, […]

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NBACL 60th Anniversary Conference

Save the Date! October 27 & 28, 2017 Fredericton Inn, Fredericton NB Additional information will follow soon!

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40 bags in 40 days!

Do you observe Lent? If so, instead of giving up sweets, how about giving up clutter! Each day of Lent, fill a bag (any size) with clothing and cloth items you no longer need/use and donate them to the New Brunswick Association for Community Living’s Community Collection program. NBACL will use your donation to generate […]

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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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