Call for Nominations: Champions of Inclusion Achievement Awards

If you know a person or group who has championed the inclusion of children and adults with an intellectual disability, the New Brunswick Association for Community Living (NBACL) wants to hear from you. The association is issuing a call for nominations for the 2015 Champions of Inclusion Award, which will be presented the evening of […]

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Making it Visible: Inclusion in the Early Years

As we observe National Child Day, November 20th, 2014, it is always good to reflect upon where we have been with regard to inclusion in the early years and where we are now. Reflecting in general upon quality inclusive Early Learning and Child Care always makes me, as a mom, grandmother and educator ask the […]

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Tips for Building a Strong Personalized Learning Plan

If you are a parent, you might be wondering if your child is prepared for the upcoming school year. One way to ensure that your child is set up for success is to ensure the proper supports are in place before the school year begins. Some students may have a Personalized Learning Plan. The term […]

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Community Living Commentary – “The Incidental Influence of John Ross Matheson”

CACL is pleased to be launching ‘Community Living Commentary.’ Community Living Commentary is an online publication, released from time to time, to share different perspectives and new insights on the community living movement – our history, people who shape it, our successes and challenges we face ahead. To launch this series, we are honoured to […]


Online Resource -Taking the Journey Family Guide!

NBACL has worked with families from across the province to develop a comprehensive resource for families who require information and strategies to ensure their child has the best opportunity to live a good life. With over 200 pages of information on subjects that reach across the lifespan, from Early Learning and Child Care to Will […]

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The Loss of a Champion

We at NBACL are truly saddened to hear of the unexpected passing of Minister Flaherty last week. He was a true champion of disability issues in Canada. The recent Ready Willing and Able announcement made by the Federal Government to invest in individuals with intellectual disabilities who are Ready, Willing and Able to work was […]


Family in Urgent Need

NBACL is supporting a family seeking to rent a three bedroom standalone home by the end of the month within the Park Street zone area in Fredericton. The price rate they are looking for is up to $1130, plus utilities per month. Please contact the Family Support Facilitator, Tiffany at 453-4416 or email with […]


Top Tips for Accessing the Disability Tax Credit

Accessing the DTC can be a challenging and sometimes intimidating process for people with a disability and their families. This blog will focus on providing tips to help individuals and families when applying for the Disability Tax Credit.


Identifying Labour Market Needs Seen As Job One

ADAM HURAS Legislature Bureau May 14, 2014 Economic development consultant David Campbell addresses those attending a provincial job summit in Fredericton on Tuesday. Photo: Adam Huras/Legislature Bureau FREDERICTON • A provincial jobs summit has resulted in a call for strengthened efforts at the high school level to educate students about a looming shortage of workers. […]


Community Living Association Honours Ten New Brunswickers With National Inclusive Education Awards

(Fredericton, NB) – The Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) recognized ten New Brunswick individuals, schools and organizations with 2013 Inclusive Education Awards today during a ceremony at Government House. Eight of the certificates honoured educators, students, schools and others who work every day to include all students in education and school life. Two special […]


2013 National Report Card asks for a new approach to employment services

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Toronto, ON, December 3rd, 2013 2013 National Report Card asks for a new approach to employment services Today, on December 3rd, International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) issues its annual National Report Card on Inclusion. The 2013 report card focuses on how Canada is doing […]


The Road to Success: Zack’s Story

If you shop at Value Village in Fredericton, you will see a smiling and hard -working young man, named Zackary Mott (Zack), restocking shelves and helping customers who need a hand. But if you were to go back four years and visit Zack in school, you might not recognize the shy young man who looked […]


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