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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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Innovative “Support Match NB” now up and running for Saint John area

      You’re a person with a disability who needs a support worker, but the person you have had for the last year is moving out west with her husband. Now what do you do? Is it going to be another ad on Kijiji, a post on Facebook, a tweet, and maybe even a […]


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 […]

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.



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 […]


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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