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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 UN Convention and You Bumpy Road Ahead Our NBACL Journey The Disability Support Program Family Time Did you Know? Upcoming Events The Family Support Team Click here –   Family Newsletter Spring 2016 […]


Come work for us as a Community Animator!

“In your words describe inclusion”. Four faces stared in anticipation across the table at me as I pondered this question. My mind flooded with adjectives: all-encompassing, value, relationship, connection, love, participation, real contribution, supported. Eventually I uttered a mere summation of what I feel the word inclusion truly encompasses: “It means that a person has […]

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Way to make our day!

Many, many thanks to the the volunteers from RBC @RBC_Canada and Jack Carr of Keller Williams Realty @kwFredericton for helping with our workspace shuffle at head office! The furniture is moved, our storage is sorted and we are all getting settled in our new offices! And not only did our RBC friends lend us a […]


Tourism HR Canada and Ready, Willing and Able announce partnership

Tourism HR Canada and Ready, Willing and Able have formed a partnership aimed at increasing participation in the Canadian tourism workforce. “We are very excited about this partnership with Tourism HR Canada,” says Don Gallant, National Director, Ready Willing and Able. “Within this partnership we will explore opportunities to increase the employment rate of persons […]


Disability Savings Plan – FREE information sessions!

The Registered Disability Savings Plan can help you save for the future. If you or someone you know has a disability and is under 50 years old, find out how the Government of Canada can help, even if you don’t have money to contribute.  Register today to find out more and to request accommodation. English […]


Spring edition of Newsbreak is here!

Enjoy the Spring edition of NBACL’s quarterly newsletter, Newsbreak Inside this edition, you will find: eBook on Dual Diagnosis launched President’s message Measuring progress of persons with a disability Past President Ann Marie Tingley receives Sovereign’s Medal Ready, Willing and Able: Kent Distribution Centre recognizes the value of inclusive employment Meet NBACL ChangeMakers, the Cormier Family […]


Ready, Willing and Able to Work: myths and facts about employing people with an intellectual disability

It’s Disability Awareness Week in New Brunswick and the theme is “Enabling through Employment.” Employment allows us to live a good life and to contribute to our communities in meaningful ways. However, in New Brunswick, 70% of people with an intellectual disability are unemployed or underemployed. Research shows that employer attitudes play a key role in their decision to hire a person with an intellectual disability or autism spectrum disorder (ASD). We believe that if employers learned more about the strong business case for hiring people with an intellectual disability, those statistics would drastically change. Here are some myths and facts that might help to clear up some misperceptions about hiring people with an intellectual disability or autism spectrum disorder. We hope you will share them with employers in your region.

NBACL President Dianne Cormier-Northrup with her daughter, Lynn, son Robert and husband Ron.

Heartfelt thanks to Community Living volunteers

National Volunteer Week, April 10-16 “Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in.” This powerful quote by Marjorie Moore strikes at the heart of how important volunteers are to us here […]

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eBook on Dual Diagnosis for mental healthcare professionals launched

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE eBook on Dual Diagnosis for mental healthcare professionals launched March 29, 2016 (Fredericton) 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 […]

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URGENT! The challenge is great-we need your help!

$50,000 needed in 10 days! Please Give Our Inclusive Education team works in schools across our province with students, parents, educators, paraprofessionals and principals to ensure that children who have an intellectual disability have the support they need to learn, grow and reach their fullest potential alongside their peers. We have two staff members who […]


Winter edition of Newsbreak is here!

Enjoy the Winter edition of NBACL’s quarterly newsletter, Newsbreak Inside this edition, you will find: 11 honoured with Inclusive Education Award President’s message Physician Assisted Death: A Disability Perspective Staff matters Meet NBACL ChangeMaker, Moira Wilson Ready, Willing and Able: myths and facts about employing a person with an intellectual disability NBACL ChangeMaker Society Newsbreak […]

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The challenge is great – we need your help!

Make a donation She works part-time on the weekends and enjoys having and spending her own money. She loves music and dance, and was in her high school musical production each year for the past 4 years. She is hoping to study Hospitality and Tourism at NBCC this coming fall, and her dream job would […]


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