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“In your words describe inclusion”. Four faces stared in anticipation across the table at me as I pondered this question. My mind flooded with adjectives: all-encompassing, value, relationship, connection, love, participation, real contribution, supported. Eventually I uttered a mere summation of what I feel the word inclusion truly encompasses: “It means that a person has […]

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Tourism HR Canada and Ready, Willing and Able announce partnership

Tourism HR Canada and Ready, Willing and Able have formed a partnership aimed at increasing participation in the Canadian tourism workforce. “We are very excited about this partnership with Tourism HR Canada,” says Don Gallant, National Director, Ready Willing and Able. “Within this partnership we will explore opportunities to increase the employment rate of persons […]

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Ready, Willing and Able to Work: myths and facts about employing people with an intellectual disability

It’s Disability Awareness Week in New Brunswick and the theme is “Enabling through Employment.” Employment allows us to live a good life and to contribute to our communities in meaningful ways. However, in New Brunswick, 70% of people with an intellectual disability are unemployed or underemployed. Research shows that employer attitudes play a key role in their decision to hire a person with an intellectual disability or autism spectrum disorder (ASD). We believe that if employers learned more about the strong business case for hiring people with an intellectual disability, those statistics would drastically change. Here are some myths and facts that might help to clear up some misperceptions about hiring people with an intellectual disability or autism spectrum disorder. We hope you will share them with employers in your region.

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Add some meaning to that spring cleaning – help #Restore Hope for New Brunswickers new and near

We had a very successful clothing drive in December, the proceeds of which helped many Syrian newcomers, and New Brunswickers with an intellectual disability. Thanks to everyone who contributed! And now we’re doing it again! Why? Because once again the need is great. Syrian newcomers continue to arrive in Canada, and the organizations that support […]

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The challenge is great – we need your immediate help!

Make a donation NBACL Changes Lives This past year we were able to support over 300 families in our family support program -connecting them to information and getting the supports and services they need. This was accomplished through the efforts of our Family Support team. We need your help. We are facing a gap of $65,000. […]

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Physician-Assisted Death: A Disability Perspective

By Rachel Mills, NBACL Manager of Independent Facilitation In February 2015, Canada’s Supreme Court made a monumental ruling: that Canadians have the right to physician-assisted death. The New Brunswick Association for Community Living, and its national counterpart, the Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) have been highly involved in this issue, in the hopes of […]

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The challenge is great – we need your help! Week 1

As we near the end of March we find ourselves faced with a financial gap in our programs that can and will affect those that need us most. Click here to make a donation Although we are faced with this huge challenge, over the past year, some very exciting things have happened at NBACL: -We […]

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The Path Forward

As we begin a new year, we are well underway in embarking on our work in supporting individuals and families to live a good life. We are also working with governments and communities, employers and educators to ensure that every person has the opportunities and supports to engage and participate fully in every aspect of […]

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Thank-you for a Great Year!

On behalf of the families and individuals we support as well as the NBACL Board of Directors, I would like to say a heartfelt thank-you for supporting us in 2015. The list of people to thank for helping us change lives and communities is long, but I will try my best to mention all of […]

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“Shukran jazeelan!”

“Shukran jazeelan” is “Thanks a tonne” in Arabic (actually, it’s more like this: شكرا للطن). And that’s what we want to say to the hundreds of folks who turned out in Fredericton, Moncton and Saint John on Saturday, December 12 for our clothing drive in support of our soon-to-be-here Syrian newcomers. You donated, well, tonnes of […]

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The December 12 Syrian Refugee Clothing Drive: How It Works

Imagine arriving somewhere with little more than the clothes on your back and a few precious personal possessions. You don’t know anyone and you don’t speak the language. And you need things, like clothes. You know people in your new home have given generously to help you, and in your mind you’re wondering how you […]

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The Rights of Children in Childcare

By Kristi Ewart On November 20th, 1989, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). This treaty is the most comprehensive of its kind in regards to the protection and support of all children, without discrimination. It recognizes that children have a right to be provided with unique […]

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