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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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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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Call for Nominations: Champions of Inclusion Achievement Awards

If you know a person or group who has championed the inclusion of children and adults with an intellectual disability, the New Brunswick Association for Community Living (NBACL) wants to hear from you. The association is issuing a call for nominations for the 2015 Champions of Inclusion Award, which will be presented the evening of […]

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Community Living Association Honours Ten New Brunswickers With National Inclusive Education Awards

(Fredericton, NB) – The Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) recognized ten New Brunswick individuals, schools and organizations with 2013 Inclusive Education Awards today during a ceremony at Government House. Eight of the certificates honoured educators, students, schools and others who work every day to include all students in education and school life. Two special […]

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2013 National Report Card asks for a new approach to employment services

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Toronto, ON, December 3rd, 2013 2013 National Report Card asks for a new approach to employment services Today, on December 3rd, International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) issues its annual National Report Card on Inclusion. The 2013 report card focuses on how Canada is doing […]

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