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 nbacl@nbnet.nb.ca http://globalnews.ca/video/2782824/entrepreneurial-spirit-behind-tony-the-shredder-man

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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 […]


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