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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 […]


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 […]


Notice from NBACL Board of Directors of Search for an Executive Director

The Board of Directors of the New Brunswick Association for Community Living (NBACL) has begun the search for an Executive Director. To assure that the process is thorough and comprehensive, the executive search firm of Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette (KBRS) has been engaged to assist us. The search will continue for approximately six weeks. NBACL has […]


NB Community Living receives prestigious workplace designation

Fredericton, NB- Once again this year, the New Brunswick Association for Community Living (NBACL) has earned national distinction as an Employee Recommended Workplace. 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 workplace well-being. NBACL is […]


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 […]


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 […]


Employees’ feedback nets NBACL a National Globe and Mail award!

(Fredericton, NB) When it comes to being a great employer, the New Brunswick Association for Community Living (NBACL) is “numero uno” in the eyes of its employees. And thanks to that endorsement, NBACL has received national recognition as a Globe and Mail Employee Recommended Workplace Award winner. The award was presented last night at the […]


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 […]


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 […]


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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