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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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


2016 FSI & NBACL Elimination Draw Top 10 Winners

  #10 – 1 night stay at the Delta    Bill Smyth #9 – dinner for 2 at 540 Kitchen & Bar       Jim Cooper #8 – portrait package from MaryEllen Nealis Photography       Tempo Transport #7 -spa gift basket from Avalon Salon Spa        Dairy Queen #6 -new Titleist driver from […]



Self Employment Information, Options and Support for People with an Intellectual disability or Autism Spectrum Disorder Have you always wanted to be your own boss? Have you wondered what it takes to start your own business? Who will help me with running my business? Now is the time to get those questions answered. To increase […]


It’s time to “Give a Sh!rt”!

OK, friends, it’s time to get your sh!rts together! The kids are back in school and fall is in the air – a great time to bag up outgrown summer clothes and last year’s cold weather gear that’s going to be replaced. May as well look through the toys, footwear and small household items, too, […]

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National Inclusive Education Awards

As you may already know, February is National Inclusive Education month.  The New Brunswick Association for Community Living would like to recognize achievements and present an award, on behalf of the Canadian Association for Community Living, to an individual or group who has made a significant contribution to inclusive education in their province or community. […]

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CACL, IRIS announce changes in executive leadership

The Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) and IRIS, the Institute for Research and Development on Inclusion and Society, have announced that Dr. Michael Bach, current Executive Vice-President of CACL, will soon assume the role of full-time Managing Director of IRIS. The new position will allow Dr. Bach to devote his time more completely to […]

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Meet Community Animator Sydney Allen!

Sydney Allen became the Community Animator for the Fredericton Region in May 2016. As Community Animator, Sydney works with youth aged 17 and older and adults who have an intellectual disability to achieve inclusion in the community. She helps them identify their interests, goals to be included in the community and together they find places […]

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Circles of Support

People naturally gravitate towards each other. Some of us meet people and form relationships easily and some of us take time to connect with a person. Some have a handful of core relationships in their lives and others have large networks of friends and relationships. The one thing that everyone has in common is the […]

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Tony “The Shredder Man” Boone’s Entrepreneurial Spirit

Tony Boone’s job here at the New Brunswick Association for Community Living is representative to what we would like to see across the country. If you need shredding, Tony the Shredder Man can help. He can be contacted by calling 506-453-4400 or emailing


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