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National Inclusive Education Awards Nominations for February 2019

As you may already know, February is National Inclusive Education month. The New Brunswick Association for Community Living (NBACL) would like to recognize achievements and present an award, on behalf of the Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL), to an individual or group who has made a significant contribution to inclusive education in their province […]


The Evidence is in: Limit Access to Assisted Death for the Sake of Equality

The Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL), our national federation, has issued this cautionary press release in response to a new report from the expert panel on medical assistance in dying (MAiD). The New Brunswick Association for Community Living (NBACL) unites with CACL in opposing any changes to the end of life criterion within the […]


Why Inclusion is Important to Me

Inclusion is something that has always been important to me, especially since I was diagnosed with Asperger’s seven years ago. I am so privileged that I have always been included in so many great things such as where I went to school and having so many great friends that I have met from the various […]


Historic Steps in Recognizing Human Rights of Canadians with Disabilities

Fredericton, N.B.—The New Brunswick Association for Community Living (NBACL) applauds the Government of Canada on their accession to the Optional Protocol to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Canadians can now make complaints to the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities of violations of their rights […]


Our Holiday Shopping List 2018

Our Holiday Shopping List far exceeds what we are able to provide on our own. Our list is also unique from many other shopping lists this time of year. It’s not full of wants, but actually full of needs. Items that will help many people live an ordinary life. Please help provide hope this holiday season by making a […]


Top 10 Winners of NBACL and FSI Annual Elimination Draw 2018

Top 10 Elimination Draw Winners 2018: 10- 1 Night Stay at Delta Fredericton- Adam Steeves 9- Dinner for 2 at Kitchen 540 ($200 Value) – Shannon Doran 8- 1 night stay at Crowne Plaza plus breakfast for 2- Jamie Willis 7- Golf Package at Kingswood Signature Course (x2) & Mactaquac (x2) Green Fees- Bubba Hicks […]


Meet the President – Suzanne Desrosiers takes over leadership role of NBACL Board

The New Brunswick Association for Community Living (NBACL) welcomed Suzanne Desrosiers into the position of President at the Annual General Meeting in Moncton in September. Since joining the Board, Suzanne has been part of the Executive as Secretary, followed by the position of Vice President. Growing up in a small mining community in northern New […]


Families being Families at recent Values, Visions, and Action Retreat Weekend

Once again, the New Brunswick Association for Community Living (NBACL) co-hosted the annual Values, Visions, and Actions (VVA) retreat for parents or guardians of children with intellectual or developmental disabilities, this year in Alma. With four facilitators and 21 parents and guardians attending, this year’s VVA retreat was one of the largest to be co-hosted […]


Canadian Environment Week

The New Brunswick Association for Community Living (NBACL) is marking Canadian Environment Week as a time to be aware of how much we waste and encourage Canadians to contribute to preserving and protecting the environment. In 2017, approximately 26 billion pounds of textiles went to North American landfills –most of which was clothing! While it […]


National Health and Fitness Day 2018

National Health and Fitness Day is intended to inspire Canadians to have fun being active and become as fit as they can! Going to the park on a sunny day, taking the dog out for a walk, or simply opting to walk to work instead of driving are all budget-friendly ways to get moving – you […]


“Let us build an inclusive society for all.”

March 21 is World Down Syndrome Day! Did you know that 3/21 was named World Down Syndrome Day in recognition of the fact that Down syndrome occurs when a person has a triplicate of chromosome 21? The day was declared in 2012 by then Secretary-General of the UN, Ban Ki-moon, who said: “On this day, […]


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