Thank-you for a Great Year!

On behalf of the families and individuals we support as well as the NBACL Board of Directors, I would like to say a heartfelt thank-you for supporting us in 2015. The list of people to thank for helping us change lives and communities is long, but I will try my best to mention all of […]

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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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Did you know about the wage exemption policy for people with disabilities?

Effective October 1, 2014, the Government of New Brunswick increased the amount of money persons with a disability who are currently receiving Extended Benefits from the Department of Social Development can keep from either part-time, full-time or self-employment. According to the Government of New Brunswick website, if you have a disability, the fixed portion of […]

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“Shukran jazeelan!”

“Shukran jazeelan” is “Thanks a tonne” in Arabic (actually, it’s more like this: شكرا للطن). And that’s what we want to say to the hundreds of folks who turned out in Fredericton, Moncton and Saint John on Saturday, December 12 for our clothing drive in support of our soon-to-be-here Syrian newcomers. You donated, well, tonnes of […]

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Fall edition of Newsbreak is here!

Enjoy the Fall edition of NBACL’s quarterly newsletter, Newsbreak Inside this edition, you will find: A future that’s bigger than the past President’s message Wage exemption policy NBACL was “a lifeboat” for Dixon family The rights of children in childcare Staff matters Meet NBACL ChangeMaker, Jeff White Ready, Willing and Able: increasing employment for persons with […]

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The Rights of Children in Childcare

By Kristi Ewart On November 20th, 1989, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). This treaty is the most comprehensive of its kind in regards to the protection and support of all children, without discrimination. It recognizes that children have a right to be provided with unique […]

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Congratulations to our 2015 Elimination Draw Winners!

Here they are, the top ten winners of the FSI/NBACL Elimination Draw. Thank you to all of you who purchased tickets and supported two great organisations! 1st 2015 ARCTIC CAT 400 ATV (MacLean’s Sports) Barry Butler 2nd Deluxe 28” Ariens 291cc Snow Blower (Yard Gear) Greg Gorham 3rd Discovery 169 Old Town Canoe (Eastern Water […]

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Let’s Talk About the 2015 Federal Election

In the 2015 Federal Election, Canadians with an intellectual disability and their families are calling for Access, Opportunity & Inclusion. On Oct 19th, voters will be going to the polls to choose our next government. Among them are 750,000 Canadians with an intellectual disability and their millions more family members. Here in New Brunswick 22,000 […]

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Family Newsletter – Supporting Families to be Families First

NBACL’s Family Newsletter is here! Enjoy the latest edition of NBACL’s Family Newsletter. Inside this edition, you will find: From the Editor A Parent’s Perspective Did You Know? Featured Family Support Facilitator Enhanced Universal Child Care Benefit Financial and Estate Planning The Family Support Team NBACL Family Facebook Group Family Networks Survey Click here –   […]

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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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Summer edition of Newsbreak is here!

Enjoy the Summer edition of NBACL’s quarterly newsletter, Newsbreak Inside this edition, you will find: FUN NB Family BBQ a time to just be families President’s message Algonquin Resort’s warm hospitality extends to employees Diane Gorneau lives a good life Events at a glance Staff matters FSI 2015 Elimination Draw Meet NBACL ChangeMakers, McInnes Cooper […]

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Thank You to Second Cup

A big thank you goes out from NBACL to Judy and Dan Koncz, owners of Second Cup in Fredericton. To help NBACL thank our volunteers in the Fredericton area during National Volunteer Week, Second Cup donated a very generous amount of gift cards as a way for us to say “thank you”. Make sure to […]

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