Forest Hills School honoured with National Education Award

At Forest Hills School (FHS) in Saint John, N.B., there is a shared understanding that each student needs, and deserves, personalized supports, strategies and adjustments to learn. Each student. Not specifically the students who have a disability, but each and every one of the almost 700 youngsters in classes from Kindergarten to Grade Eight. If […]

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Nicole Priest honoured with National Inclusive Education Award

When looking at a school that is renowned for its inclusive practices, one usually discovers that it has a backbone – in both senses of word. First, it has “grown a backbone,” in that those dedicated to inclusive education have stuck to their guns and have maintained their commitment to the philosophy and practice of […]

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Sarah Hoyt honoured with National Inclusive Education Award

“I will never forget meeting Sarah Hoyt for the first time,” recounted Kayla Wilcox, whose son attends Liverpool Street School in Fredericton. “She was a walking, talking ray of sunshine!” And as far as Kayla and her son are concerned, Mrs. Hoyt, who teaches Grade 2, has become a beacon of hope and positivity for […]

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Janet Flood and K-2 Team honoured with National Inclusive Education Award

It says something about a school when parents are willing to apply to have their child enrolled there, even if it’s not the closest school to their home. One family that did that is Rachel Kidd’s, whose son Liam is in Kindergarten at St. John the Baptist-King Edward School, located deep in the south end […]

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Michelle Talbot honoured with National Inclusive Education Award

“Dismissal is not an option. I won’t give up on him.” Those are the words of a truly dedicated and passionate inclusive educator, and they were spoken by Michelle Talbot, director and owner of Wee College in Moncton, NB, when discussing a boy in one of her centres. Sophie Woodley, an early learning facilitator with […]


NB’s best inclusive educators recognized for work to end exclusion

  (Fredericton, NB) – End Exclusion. That’s the goal of the New Brunswick Association for Community Living (NBACL): to end exclusion for New Brunswickers who have an intellectual or developmental disability, and build a strong, inclusive society where everyone belongs. One of the cornerstones of this goal is inclusive education, from early learning right through […]


Local Rotary Club responds quickly to Association’s immediate need for funding

FREDERICTON, NB, February 1, 2018 – When the Fredericton North Rotary Club (FNR) read in the Daily Gleaner that the New Brunswick Association for Community Living (NBACL) was in immediate need of funding for its Family Support program, they took action and quickly arranged a $10,400 donation. “Rotary’s mottos are ‘service above self,’ and ‘take […]

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“End Exclusion” campaign a first for NB community living association

Monday, January 22, 2018 – Fredericton For the first time in its 60-year history, the New Brunswick Association for Community Living (NBACL) has embarked on a major fundraising campaign. Called “End Exclusion,” organizers are working to raise $3 million over a five year period. “NBACL has made a commitment to help 10,000 people over five […]

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Thank You to our Dedicated Volunteers, Donors and Sponsors!

Our 60th anniversary conference weekend in October wouldn’t have been possible without the support of the many dedicated volunteers, donors and sponsors of NBACL who go above and beyond to help our organization. From volunteering their time, their talents, making monetary donations, or services in kind, the weekend wouldn’t have been a success without you! […]

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National Inclusive Education Achievement Awards call for nominations

The Canadian Association for Community Living, a Canada-wide association of family members and others, which works on behalf of persons of all ages who have an intellectual disability, is issuing a call for nominations for the National Inclusive Education Awards. The awards are presented to an individual or team who has made a positive and […]

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UN’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2017

On Sunday, December 3, the world will once again mark the UN’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities. This annual observance was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1992 “to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development, and to increase awareness of the situation […]

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NBACL has received $22,000 from the Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund grant

NBACL is pleased to have received a $22,000 Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund grant in support of our Not Just Talk project. The announcement was at an event in our Training Room on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017. NBACL supports individuals with an intellectual or developmental disability (ID/DD) by working to ensure that they have the […]


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