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 Welcome new Family Support Facilitators The UN Convention and You Reflecting Back Family Time Tips From Tammy The privilege of watching a flower blossom… Did you know? Upcoming Events Click here –   Family […]


My Home, My Community

Message from Dianne Cormier Northrup Chair – CACL Family Voices Task Force Home. Home means comfort, warmth, safety. Where you belong, just as you are.  For many of us, the key to our first home unlocks independence, choice, and belonging.  It unlocks our future as contributing members of our community, our role as neighbours and as friends.  Unfortunately, this […]


United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) is a document that was created to make sure that all people with disabilities have full and equal enjoyment within their community. The CRPD is an international agreement (ratified by Canada in 2010) that brings attention to the rights of persons with disabilities […]


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 […]


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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