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National Inclusive Education Awards

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

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CACL, IRIS announce changes in executive leadership

The Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) and IRIS, the Institute for Research and Development on Inclusion and Society, have announced that Dr. Michael Bach, current Executive Vice-President of CACL, will soon assume the role of full-time Managing Director of IRIS. The new position will allow Dr. Bach to devote his time more completely to […]

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Meet Community Animator Sydney Allen!

Sydney Allen became the Community Animator for the Fredericton Region in May 2016. As Community Animator, Sydney works with youth aged 17 and older and adults who have an intellectual disability to achieve inclusion in the community. She helps them identify their interests, goals to be included in the community and together they find places […]

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Circles of Support

People naturally gravitate towards each other. Some of us meet people and form relationships easily and some of us take time to connect with a person. Some have a handful of core relationships in their lives and others have large networks of friends and relationships. The one thing that everyone has in common is the […]

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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 The UN Convention and You Bumpy Road Ahead Our NBACL Journey The Disability Support Program Family Time Did you Know? Upcoming Events The Family Support Team Click here –   Family Newsletter Spring 2016 […]


Come work for us as a Community Animator!

“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 […]


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 […]


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. […]


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 […]


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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