NBACL has two family support networks, the Families United Network (FUN) and the Seniors United Network (SUN). These networks are a great way to connect with other families who share similar experiences.
Through the FUN and SUN meetings, families gather to share their stories, information, laughter and support. Families lead the meetings, which are supported by an NBACL staff member. Examples of FUN and SUN activities include: holding information sessions based on common issues; attending NBACL family retreats where families share stories and laughter; and receiving peer support from families who truly understand your experience.
For a schedule of FUN and SUN meetings visit our calendar of events.
Families United Network NB
The Families United Network (FUN-NB) is a provincial family network which promotes family connections for mutual support and information sharing. FUN-NB members are connected to information and to other families who may share similar experiences.
FUN-NB members receive monthly e-news, the latest policy updates, information on government programs and other supports, invitations to family events and training, and the opportunity to share with other families and create new friendships.
For information on attending a FUN group in your area, contact Rachel Mills, Manager of Family Support and Independent Facilitation.
Seniors United Network – NB
The Seniors United Network – New Brunswick (SUN-NB) is a group of senior parents with adult sons and daughters with disabilities who meet monthly in the Fredericton area. SUN-Fredericton members discuss and advocate for issues specific to senior parents of adult children with disabilities, often tackling the tough question of what will happen to my son or daughter when I am no longer here to care for them?
For information on attending or starting a SUN group in your area, contact Rachel Mills, Manager of Family Support and Independent Facilitation.
Family Leadership and Volunteer Engagement Advisory Committee
New Brunswick Families are represented at a National level by New Brunswick family members of children or adults with an intellectual disability. The Family Leadership and Volunteer Engagement Advisory Committee’s mandate is to:
- Promote and help facilitate delivery of the Values, Vision and Action Family Leadership Workshop
- Create content and coordinate production of Coming Together Newsletter
- Identify opportunities for volunteer contribution to CACL programs and online presence, and ways to support volunteer engagement.
For more information on Family Leadership and Volunteer Engagement Advisory Committee, contact Dianne Cormier Northrop.