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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 […]

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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 […]

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Bridging the gap: Support Match NB connecting families/individuals and support workers

Back in April of 2017, the New Brunswick Association for Community Living (NBACL) launched a new website called Support Match NB. The goal of the website is to link private support workers with individuals or families looking to hire support persons. “We found that families or individuals looking to hire support workers were having a […]

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How Your Donations Directly Help People in Your Community

During Waste Reduction Week we’ve focused on the different environmental impacts the textile industry is having on our environment. We’ve been showing how re-using and donating clothing can play a role in minimalizing some of these impacts, after all a smaller demand for textiles will result in fewer produced and will spare our environment.  Globally, […]

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Did You Know? Microplastics can be Found in the Textile Industry!

We’ve all heard about microplastics and the harm they cause to marine ecosystems. The primary concern is around wildlife and fish ingesting the tiny pieces of plastic causing serious harm and, in many cases, death. One source of the microplastics we may not have heard of is found in the textile industry. The International Union […]

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Conserve Energy, Donate Clothing to NBACL

We’re all asked to conserve energy, not only because it reduces our monthly electricity bill but also because the less we use the less we need to generate. Power in New Brunswick is mainly sourced from “clean” technologies like hydroelectric dams, but this isn’t the case in other parts of the world. Coal, oil and […]

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You Can Help Reduce Water Pollution!

Our province is rich in natural resources. One of the most recognizable is our water. New Brunswick is known for its beautiful lakes, winding rivers and vast coastline. This water is home to thousands of species of flora and fauna. Our supply of water is also something that we take for granted too often. As […]

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Help Reduce Textile Waste!

Here in New Brunswick, we don’t consider where our garbage goes once it’s picked up from our home. Once it’s out of sight, many of us simply don’t think about it again—but we should. With our wide swaths of pristine land, just how much space our waste takes up on an annual basis isn’t a […]

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New Brunswickers encouraged to donate clothing during Waste Reduction Week

(Fredericton, N.B.) October 15-21 is designated as Waste Reduction Week in Canada and the New Brunswick Association for Community Living (NBACL) wants to remind New Brunswickers that it’s also a great time to donate gently-used clothing, extending the life and reducing the amount of textiles going to landfill. “Waste Reduction week is the perfect time […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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NBACL and Fredericton Sport Investment Partner for Annual Elimination Draw

If you’re in the market for a new four wheeler and want to support a great cause, NBACL and Fredericton Sport Investment Inc. (FSI) are giving you the chance to win one, along with some other amazing prizes, as part of the annual Elimination Draw presented by both organizations. “We knew we had to bring […]

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