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National Housing Day 2016: Affordability, accessibility and availability still issues for people with a disability hoping for a home of their own

For many of us, the foundation for a “good life” is the home in which we live. Home provides us with a sense of belonging and security, connection to a larger community, and the opportunity to decide for ourselves how and with whom we want to share our lives. For most New Brunswickers with an intellectual […]

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Heartfelt thanks to Community Living volunteers

National Volunteer Week, April 10-16 “Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in.” This powerful quote by Marjorie Moore strikes at the heart of how important volunteers are to us here […]

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eBook on Dual Diagnosis for mental healthcare professionals launched

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE eBook on Dual Diagnosis for mental healthcare professionals launched March 29, 2016 (Fredericton) 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 […]

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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 A Parents Perspective Wage Exemption Changes Family Time Did You Know? Click here –   Family Newsletter Winter 2016 Remember, NBACL is now on Facebook! Follow this link to […]

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Minister of Education and early Childhood Development, Serge Rousselle and past Minister of Education and early Childhood Development Jody Carr pictured with students at Leo Hayes High School in Fredericton.

New Brunswick Community Living group salutes province on prestigious international award

“The Zero Project is a global initiative that works for a world with zero barriers,” Ken Pike explains. The Project identifies and shares models that improve the daily lives and legal rights of all persons with a disability worldwide, and develops and researches social indicators that measure the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD). Having done so in 2010, Canada is now one of 160 countries to have ratified this international treaty. Article 24 of the Convention recognizes the right of persons with disabilities to an education that is inclusive and that provides for the full development of their potential.

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FREE INFORMATION SESSION!

The Registered Disability Savings Plan can help you save for the future. If you or someone you know has a disability and is under 50 years old, find out how the Government of Canada can help, even if you don’t have money to contribute. Register today to find out more and to request accommodation. Moncton […]

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Urgent Need for Comprehensive Safeguards in Physician-Assisted Suicide

Urgent Need for Comprehensive Safeguards in Physician-Assisted Suicide/ Voluntary Euthanasia to Respect and Protect Vulnerable Persons with Disabilities Fredericton, NB – In 2016, health care in New Brunswick will undergo a major transformation as patients obtain the right to request and receive physician-assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia in order to die. The New Brunswick Association […]

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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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Let’s Talk About the 2015 Federal Election

In the 2015 Federal Election, Canadians with an intellectual disability and their families are calling for Access, Opportunity & Inclusion. On Oct 19th, voters will be going to the polls to choose our next government. Among them are 750,000 Canadians with an intellectual disability and their millions more family members. Here in New Brunswick 22,000 […]

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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 A Parent’s Perspective Did You Know? Featured Family Support Facilitator Enhanced Universal Child Care Benefit Financial and Estate Planning The Family Support Team NBACL Family Facebook Group Family Networks Survey Click here –   […]

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Steve Laurie’s Attention to Detail Pays Off

Customers who rent vehicles from Discount Car and Truck Rentals in Fredericton can be certain that their rentals will be spotlessly clean. It takes a person with a talent for paying attention to detail to ensure that the vehicles are road-worthy. Steve Laurie is just that person. When I arrived at Discount to do the […]

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Summer edition of Newsbreak is here!

Enjoy the Summer edition of NBACL’s quarterly newsletter, Newsbreak Inside this edition, you will find: FUN NB Family BBQ a time to just be families President’s message Algonquin Resort’s warm hospitality extends to employees Diane Gorneau lives a good life Events at a glance Staff matters FSI 2015 Elimination Draw Meet NBACL ChangeMakers, McInnes Cooper […]

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