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Spring edition of Newsbreak is here!

Enjoy the Spring edition of NBACL’s quarterly newsletter, Newsbreak Inside this edition, you will find: 60 years of community living! Let the celebration begin! President’s message Krista Carr to lead national organization Danny Soucy to head up NBACL as Executive Director Innovative “Support Match NB” now up and running for Saint John area Untapped Potential: United […]

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NBACL is celebrating over 60 years of support from volunteers across New Brunswick!

Even before NBACL was officially established  in April, 1957, hands were raised when the call went out and many volunteers became involved in the community living movement in their home towns. They helped their local associations by raising money or donating time, to provide schooling and care for children who had an intellectual disability. Now, 60 years […]

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60 years of community living! Let the celebration begin!

It all started in a living room, when a group of parents held a meeting to discuss how their children were going to get an education. The children they were meeting about each had an intellectual disability and, back then, were not permitted in the regular classroom, or even welcomed in the neighbourhood school. That […]

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NBACL 60th Anniversary Conference

Save the Date! October 27 & 28, 2017 Fredericton Inn, Fredericton NB Additional information will follow soon!

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40 bags in 40 days!

Do you observe Lent? If so, instead of giving up sweets, how about giving up clutter! Each day of Lent, fill a bag (any size) with clothing and cloth items you no longer need/use and donate them to the New Brunswick Association for Community Living’s Community Collection program. NBACL will use your donation to generate […]

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Attention Families in the Saint John Region!

The Alliance for an Inclusive and Accessible Canada is inviting people of all abilities to come together to discuss how the Government of Canada can improve accessibility in our country. Have your say by attending an in-person consultation in your area! When: March 2nd, 2017 Where: Hilton Saint John Trade and Convention Centre Time: 7PM […]

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NATIONAL AWARDS RECOGNIZE NB’s BEST INCLUSIVE EDUCATORS

(Fredericton, NB) – “Helping every learner, every day, in every way.” That was the theme of this year’s National Inclusive Education Awards ceremony, which took place at Government House today. Introduced by the Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) in 2007, the awards recognize New Brunswick individuals, schools and organizations that work consistently and constantly […]

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New Brunswicker Krista Carr chosen to lead national organization

Krista Carr has been chosen as the new Executive Vice President of the Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL). Carr is currently Executive Director of the New Brunswick Association for Community Living (NBACL). Moira Wilson, President of Board of NBACL, made the announcement today. “It is with immense pride that we see Krista take on […]

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Let’s Talk about NBACL’s eBook on Supporting People with Dual Diagnosis – intellectual disability and mental illness

          In New Brunswick, people who have an intellectual or developmental disability face rates of mental illness that are three to four times higher than the general population. People with an intellectual disability also face many risk factors for developing mental health concerns throughout their lifetime but, for them, such issues […]

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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 Welcome new Family Support Facilitators The UN Convention and You Reflecting Back Family Time Tips From Tammy The privilege of watching a flower blossom… Did you know? Upcoming Events Click here –   Family […]

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My Home, My Community

Message from Dianne Cormier Northrup Chair – CACL Family Voices Task Force Home. Home means comfort, warmth, safety. Where you belong, just as you are.  For many of us, the key to our first home unlocks independence, choice, and belonging.  It unlocks our future as contributing members of our community, our role as neighbours and as friends.  Unfortunately, this […]

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2016 FSI & NBACL Elimination Draw Top 10 Winners

  #10 – 1 night stay at the Delta    Bill Smyth #9 – dinner for 2 at 540 Kitchen & Bar       Jim Cooper #8 – portrait package from MaryEllen Nealis Photography       Tempo Transport #7 -spa gift basket from Avalon Salon Spa        Dairy Queen #6 -new Titleist driver from […]

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