Physician-Assisted Death: A Disability Perspective

By Rachel Mills, NBACL Manager of Independent Facilitation In February 2015, Canada’s Supreme Court made a monumental ruling: that Canadians have the right to physician-assisted death. The New Brunswick Association for Community Living, and its national counterpart, the Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) have been highly involved in this issue, in the hopes of […]

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The challenge is great – we need your help! Week 1

As we near the end of March we find ourselves faced with a financial gap in our programs that can and will affect those that need us most. Click here to make a donation Although we are faced with this huge challenge, over the past year, some very exciting things have happened at NBACL: -We […]

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NATIONAL INCLUSIVE EDUCATION AWARDS PRESENTED

news release Thursday, February 18, 2016 NATIONAL INCLUSIVE EDUCATION AWARDS PRESENTED (Fredericton, NB) – Eleven National Inclusive Education Awards were presented during a ceremony at Government House today. Introduced by the Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL), the awards recognize New Brunswick individuals, schools and organizations that work every day to include all students in […]

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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 A Parents Perspective Wage Exemption Changes Family Time Did You Know? Click here –   Family Newsletter Winter 2016 Remember, NBACL is now on Facebook! Follow this link to […]

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New Brunswick Community Living group salutes province on prestigious international award

“The Zero Project is a global initiative that works for a world with zero barriers,” Ken Pike explains. The Project identifies and shares models that improve the daily lives and legal rights of all persons with a disability worldwide, and develops and researches social indicators that measure the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD). Having done so in 2010, Canada is now one of 160 countries to have ratified this international treaty. Article 24 of the Convention recognizes the right of persons with disabilities to an education that is inclusive and that provides for the full development of their potential.

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FREE INFORMATION SESSION!

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. Moncton […]

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Engagement Survey

The New Brunswick Association for Community Living wants to hear from you!  We would like to know how you as individuals and families want to be connected to the organization and how you would like to receive communication regarding our programs and services. This is a short 8 question survey that takes approximately 5 minutes […]

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The Path Forward

As we begin a new year, we are well underway in embarking on our work in supporting individuals and families to live a good life. We are also working with governments and communities, employers and educators to ensure that every person has the opportunities and supports to engage and participate fully in every aspect of […]

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Thank-you for a Great Year!

On behalf of the families and individuals we support as well as the NBACL Board of Directors, I would like to say a heartfelt thank-you for supporting us in 2015. The list of people to thank for helping us change lives and communities is long, but I will try my best to mention all of […]

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Urgent Need for Comprehensive Safeguards in Physician-Assisted Suicide

Urgent Need for Comprehensive Safeguards in Physician-Assisted Suicide/ Voluntary Euthanasia to Respect and Protect Vulnerable Persons with Disabilities Fredericton, NB – In 2016, health care in New Brunswick will undergo a major transformation as patients obtain the right to request and receive physician-assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia in order to die. The New Brunswick Association […]

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Did you know about the wage exemption policy for people with disabilities?

Effective October 1, 2014, the Government of New Brunswick increased the amount of money persons with a disability who are currently receiving Extended Benefits from the Department of Social Development can keep from either part-time, full-time or self-employment. According to the Government of New Brunswick website, if you have a disability, the fixed portion of […]

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“Shukran jazeelan!”

“Shukran jazeelan” is “Thanks a tonne” in Arabic (actually, it’s more like this: شكرا للطن). And that’s what we want to say to the hundreds of folks who turned out in Fredericton, Moncton and Saint John on Saturday, December 12 for our clothing drive in support of our soon-to-be-here Syrian newcomers. You donated, well, tonnes of […]

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