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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 […]

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60 years of community living! Let the celebration begin!

It all started in a living room, when a group of parents held a meeting to discuss how their children were going to get an education. The children they were meeting about each had an intellectual disability and, back then, were not permitted in the regular classroom, or even welcomed in the neighbourhood school. That […]

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NBACL President Dianne Cormier-Northrup with her daughter, Lynn, son Robert and husband Ron.

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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New Brunswick Association for Community Living endorses Vulnerable Persons Standard for physician-assisted death

For Immediate Release New Brunswick Association for Community Living endorses Vulnerable Persons Standard for physician-assisted death March 1, 2016 (Fredericton) The New Brunswick Association for Community Living (NBACL) and the Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) have endorsed a guide for law reform that would ensure the protection of vulnerable persons who are at risk […]

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NATIONAL INCLUSIVE EDUCATION AWARDS PRESENTED

news release Thursday, February 18, 2016 NATIONAL INCLUSIVE EDUCATION AWARDS PRESENTED (Fredericton, NB) – Eleven National Inclusive Education Awards were presented during a ceremony at Government House today. Introduced by the Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL), the awards recognize New Brunswick individuals, schools and organizations that work every day to include all students in […]

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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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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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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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Community Living Association to present first Andy Scott award and three Champions of Inclusion recognitions

Champion. The defender of a cause, a remarkable person, a hero or warrior. Inclusion. Welcoming everyone into the group, be it a team, a business, a community, a club, a classroom, or any kind of organization. The New Brunswick Association for Community Living (NBACL) will honour people who exemplify the words “champion” and “inclusion” at […]

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Photo by Cory Paul Hill. Front Row (left to right): Dan Martin, Inclusion Coordinator (Anglophone), Veronique Arsenault, Denise McWilliams Sophie Pitre-Boudreau, Inclusion Coordinators (Francophone) and Erin MacLaggan Executive Director, Unicorn Children’s Centre. Second Row (left to right): Keelan Lewis, Student, Rothsay Park School, Lorena Joseph, Lorraine Whalen and Julia Murray, Educational Assistants Team at Harcourt School, John Jory (accepting on behalf of his father, David Jory) and Al Dewitt, Department Head, Metals Processing, New Brunswick Community College, Moncton. Back Row (Left to right): Rhéal Hébert, Physical Education teacher, Grande-Digue School, Sara Creighton, Resource and Methods teacher, Dr. A.T. Leatherbarrow Prtimary School, Cynthia MacInnis, Karlene Milson, Lori Wall, and Kathy Arsenault, Inclusion Facilitators (Anglophone) and Eric Levesque, Inclusion Facilitator (Francophone).

National Inclusive Education Awards Presented

(Fredericton, NB) – Six 2015 Inclusive Education Awards and two Special Recognition Awards were presented during a ceremony at Government House today. Originated by the Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL), the awards recognize New Brunswick individuals, schools and organizations that work every day to include all students in education and school life, and are […]

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Disability group dismayed by Supreme Court ruling on assisted suicide

For Immediate Release (Fredericton) The New Brunswick Association for Community Living (NBACL) is reeling after a recent decision by the Supreme Court of Canada on doctor assisted suicide. “We are deeply dismayed by the potential impact of this decision on the lives of persons with disabilities, says Dianne Cormier Northrup, President of NBACL and mother […]

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