National Special Recognition Certificate in Inclusive Education – Dr. David Jory

Dr. David Jory Long-time advocate of Inclusive Education Saint John, NB National Special Recognition Certificate in Inclusive Education In 1985, a group of New Brunswick parents mounted a legal challenge using the Canadian Charter of Rights. Their argument? That it is a contravention of children’s rights to segregate those with a disability from being educated […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Making it Visible: Inclusion in the Early Years

As we observe National Child Day, November 20th, 2014, it is always good to reflect upon where we have been with regard to inclusion in the early years and where we are now. Reflecting in general upon quality inclusive Early Learning and Child Care always makes me, as a mom, grandmother and educator ask the […]


Tips for Building a Strong Personalized Learning Plan

If you are a parent, you might be wondering if your child is prepared for the upcoming school year. One way to ensure that your child is set up for success is to ensure the proper supports are in place before the school year begins. Some students may have a Personalized Learning Plan. The term […]

The Honourable John Ross Matheson

Community Living Commentary – “The Incidental Influence of John Ross Matheson”

CACL is pleased to be launching ‘Community Living Commentary.’ Community Living Commentary is an online publication, released from time to time, to share different perspectives and new insights on the community living movement – our history, people who shape it, our successes and challenges we face ahead. To launch this series, we are honoured to […]


Online Resource -Taking the Journey Family Guide!

NBACL has worked with families from across the province to develop a comprehensive resource for families who require information and strategies to ensure their child has the best opportunity to live a good life. With over 200 pages of information on subjects that reach across the lifespan, from Early Learning and Child Care to Will […]

Flaherty Family

The Loss of a Champion

We at NBACL are truly saddened to hear of the unexpected passing of Minister Flaherty last week. He was a true champion of disability issues in Canada. The recent Ready Willing and Able announcement made by the Federal Government to invest in individuals with intellectual disabilities who are Ready, Willing and Able to work was […]


Family in Urgent Need

NBACL is supporting a family seeking to rent a three bedroom standalone home by the end of the month within the Park Street zone area in Fredericton. The price rate they are looking for is up to $1130, plus utilities per month. Please contact the Family Support Facilitator, Tiffany at 453-4416 or email with […]


Top Tips for Accessing the Disability Tax Credit

Accessing the DTC can be a challenging and sometimes intimidating process for people with a disability and their families. This blog will focus on providing tips to help individuals and families when applying for the Disability Tax Credit.


Identifying Labour Market Needs Seen As Job One

ADAM HURAS Legislature Bureau May 14, 2014 Economic development consultant David Campbell addresses those attending a provincial job summit in Fredericton on Tuesday. Photo: Adam Huras/Legislature Bureau FREDERICTON • A provincial jobs summit has resulted in a call for strengthened efforts at the high school level to educate students about a looming shortage of workers. […]


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