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Brief on Equal Access to Mental Health Services and Well-Being for People with an Intellectual or Developmental Disability

The mental health needs of people with an intellectual or developmental disability (IDD) continue to be unmet in New Brunswick. Research evidence indicates that the rates of mental health conditions in people with IDD are 3 to 4 times higher than the general population. Yet, many people are denied access to needed mental health services […]

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Leaders in Inclusive Education across New Brunswick Recognized

Fredericton, N.B. -The New Brunswick Association for Community Living (NBACL) presented eight National Inclusive Education Awards for leadership in Inclusive Education across New Brunswick during a ceremony at Government House today. Introduced by the Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL), the awards recognize individuals, schools, early learning centres, and organizations who work every day to […]

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New Brunswick Association for Community Living (NBACL) joins Future ReadyNB as an Employer Champion

Fredericton, NB – The New Brunswick Association for Community Living (NBACL) has joined Future ReadyNB as an Employer Champion to help New Brunswick companies and non-profits find the young talent they need to succeed. Future ReadyNB is a partnership between New Brunswick’s private sector, non-profit organizations, all four publicly funded universities, and government that serves […]

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Spark Joy by Donating to the New Brunswick Association for Community Living!

Have you recently de-cluttered your closets and tidied up, ridding your home of items that no longer spark joy? Not sure what to do with the unwanted items that you’ve collected? The New Brunswick Association for Community Living (NBACL) can help! NBACL’s Community Collection Program collects a wide variety of textile items, including clothing and […]

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New Brunswick Association for Community Living (NBACL) earns national distinction as an Employee Recommended Workplace

Fredericton, NB— The New Brunswick Association for Community Living (NBACL) has again earned national distinction as an Employee Recommended Workplace for the third year in a row. The designation is part of a program developed by Morneau Shepell and The Globe and Mail to recognize employers across the country that have the highest standards in […]

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Modifications made to NBACL Community Collection Program Bins

For Immediate Release January 28, 2019 The New Brunswick Association for Community Living (NBACL) has taken action to make modifications to its clothing donation bins across New Brunswick.  NBACL is aware of recent media reports of individuals being trapped in and harmed by clothing donation bins, and has taken proactive steps to ensure similar situations […]

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The Evidence is in: Limit Access to Assisted Death for the Sake of Equality

The Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL), our national federation, has issued this cautionary press release in response to a new report from the expert panel on medical assistance in dying (MAiD). The New Brunswick Association for Community Living (NBACL) unites with CACL in opposing any changes to the end of life criterion within the […]

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Historic Steps in Recognizing Human Rights of Canadians with Disabilities

Fredericton, N.B.—The New Brunswick Association for Community Living (NBACL) applauds the Government of Canada on their accession to the Optional Protocol to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Canadians can now make complaints to the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities of violations of their rights […]

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Our Holiday Shopping List 2018

Our Holiday Shopping List far exceeds what we are able to provide on our own. Our list is also unique from many other shopping lists this time of year. It’s not full of wants, but actually full of needs. Items that will help many people live an ordinary life. Please help provide hope this holiday season by making a […]

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New Brunswickers encouraged to donate clothing during Waste Reduction Week

(Fredericton, N.B.) October 15-21 is designated as Waste Reduction Week in Canada and the New Brunswick Association for Community Living (NBACL) wants to remind New Brunswickers that it’s also a great time to donate gently-used clothing, extending the life and reducing the amount of textiles going to landfill. “Waste Reduction week is the perfect time […]

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New Brunswick Association for Community Living announces new Executive Director

(Fredericton, N.B.)— After a six-week search, the Board of Directors for the New Brunswick Association for Community Living (NBACL) is pleased to announce the appointment of Sarah Wagner as the Association’s new Executive Director. “We’re thrilled to have Sarah step into this leadership role,” said Moira Wilson, NBACL President. “Her passion and commitment to our […]

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Briefing Note For New Brunswick Political Parties Regarding People With An Intellectual Or Developmental Disability And Their Families

People with an intellectual or developmental disability want and deserve real opportunities to live a good life as contributing members of New Brunswick society. People want to be fully included in school and in their communities, have access to the supports and financial resources needed to live in a home of their own, be gainfully […]

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