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New Brunswick Association for Community Living (NBACL), an effective and dynamic advocacy organization for children and adults who have an intellectual disability and their families, is seeking motivated individuals to serve on the Board for three year terms. This year we have six vacancies:   Regional Representative                    North East (Bathurst /Acadian Peninsula) Parent/Self Advocate                          North […]

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Nancy Hallihan-Sturgeon honoured with National Education Award

When it comes to inclusive education, one of the most important links in the chain is the teacher who teaches the teacher – the person who instructs future early learning and child care educators and K-12 teachers on how to see every child as an individual learner, and how to end exclusion in their centre, […]


Working Income Tax Benefit (WITB)

Working Income Tax Benefit (WITB) Fact Sheet What is the Working Income Tax Benefit (WITB)? WITB is a federal refundable tax credit. If you qualify for the credit it will reduce any taxes you may owe. If you don’t owe any taxes, the WITB will provide money from the federal government. WITB is designed to […]

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NB Community Living receives prestigious workplace designation

Fredericton, NB- Once again this year, the New Brunswick Association for Community Living (NBACL) has earned national distinction as an Employee Recommended Workplace. The designation is part of a program developed by Morneau Shepell and The Globe and Mail to recognize employers across the country that have the highest standards in workplace well-being. NBACL is […]

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Mary Kim Schriver honoured with National Education Award

  When the high school’s Resource and Methods Teacher is also the coach of the rugby team, or can be found in the cafeteria supervising the students’ noon-hour arm wrestling club, or trucks off to UNB with a full contingent of Best Buddy Club leaders, and their best buddies, you know she’s “all in” when […]


Forest Hills School honoured with National Education Award

At Forest Hills School (FHS) in Saint John, N.B., there is a shared understanding that each student needs, and deserves, personalized supports, strategies and adjustments to learn. Each student. Not specifically the students who have a disability, but each and every one of the almost 700 youngsters in classes from Kindergarten to Grade Eight. If […]

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Nicole Priest honoured with National Inclusive Education Award

When looking at a school that is renowned for its inclusive practices, one usually discovers that it has a backbone – in both senses of word. First, it has “grown a backbone,” in that those dedicated to inclusive education have stuck to their guns and have maintained their commitment to the philosophy and practice of […]

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Sarah Hoyt honoured with National Inclusive Education Award

“I will never forget meeting Sarah Hoyt for the first time,” recounted Kayla Wilcox, whose son attends Liverpool Street School in Fredericton. “She was a walking, talking ray of sunshine!” And as far as Kayla and her son are concerned, Mrs. Hoyt, who teaches Grade 2, has become a beacon of hope and positivity for […]

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Janet Flood and K-2 Team honoured with National Inclusive Education Award

It says something about a school when parents are willing to apply to have their child enrolled there, even if it’s not the closest school to their home. One family that did that is Rachel Kidd’s, whose son Liam is in Kindergarten at St. John the Baptist-King Edward School, located deep in the south end […]

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Michelle Talbot honoured with National Inclusive Education Award

“Dismissal is not an option. I won’t give up on him.” Those are the words of a truly dedicated and passionate inclusive educator, and they were spoken by Michelle Talbot, director and owner of Wee College in Moncton, NB, when discussing a boy in one of her centres. Sophie Woodley, an early learning facilitator with […]


NB’s best inclusive educators recognized for work to end exclusion

  (Fredericton, NB) – End Exclusion. That’s the goal of the New Brunswick Association for Community Living (NBACL): to end exclusion for New Brunswickers who have an intellectual or developmental disability, and build a strong, inclusive society where everyone belongs. One of the cornerstones of this goal is inclusive education, from early learning right through […]


Local Rotary Club responds quickly to Association’s immediate need for funding

FREDERICTON, NB, February 1, 2018 – When the Fredericton North Rotary Club (FNR) read in the Daily Gleaner that the New Brunswick Association for Community Living (NBACL) was in immediate need of funding for its Family Support program, they took action and quickly arranged a $10,400 donation. “Rotary’s mottos are ‘service above self,’ and ‘take […]


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