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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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The December edition of Newsbreak is here!

Enjoy the December edition of NBACL’s quarterly newsletter, Newsbreak Inside this edition, you will find: History in Action President’s Message 12 Days of Giving Anniversary Conference & AGM Inclusive Education Op-Ed Thank you to our Donors and Sponsors Champions of Inclusion Awards 2017 Andy Scott Social Policy Awards 2017 Local to Local Task Force People First […]

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NB parents called to unite for support of Inclusive Education Policy

It is deeply concerning to me that children with disabilities are scapegoated in media coverage on inclusive education. Every time there’s a story on the inclusion model, it’s about a problem. Meanwhile, stories about kids with a disability who are successful are left untold. I acknowledge parents’ and educators’ concerns that our children are underserved […]

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Thank You to our Dedicated Volunteers, Donors and Sponsors!

Our 60th anniversary conference weekend in October wouldn’t have been possible without the support of the many dedicated volunteers, donors and sponsors of NBACL who go above and beyond to help our organization. From volunteering their time, their talents, making monetary donations, or services in kind, the weekend wouldn’t have been a success without you! […]

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National Inclusive Education Achievement Awards call for nominations

The Canadian Association for Community Living, a Canada-wide association of family members and others, which works on behalf of persons of all ages who have an intellectual disability, is issuing a call for nominations for the National Inclusive Education Awards. The awards are presented to an individual or team who has made a positive and […]

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UN’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2017

On Sunday, December 3, the world will once again mark the UN’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities. This annual observance was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1992 “to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development, and to increase awareness of the situation […]

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RWA Works: Employer Toolkit for Inclusive Hiring

Inclusive hiring works. Research and experience have shown that an inclusive workplace drives innovation, providing distinct economic and social advantages to businesses of all sizes and industries. For most employers the only thing stopping the transition to an inclusive workplace can be a lack of knowledge. That’s where RWA Works comes in. RWA Works is a […]

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I’m the boss!” says 16-year-old business owner

Customers who drop by to purchase eggs or pick up a bundle of kindling at Hay’s Lawn Care in Nashwaak Bridge may notice that there seem to be more roosters crowing and ducks quacking than last year, and they’re right! That’s because, what started out as raising 10 chickens when he was 14 years old […]

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