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Why Inclusion is Important to Me

Inclusion is something that has always been important to me, especially since I was diagnosed with Asperger’s seven years ago. I am so privileged that I have always been included in so many great things such as where I went to school and having so many great friends that I have met from the various […]

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Historic Steps in Recognizing Human Rights of Canadians with Disabilities

Fredericton, N.B.—The New Brunswick Association for Community Living (NBACL) applauds the Government of Canada on their accession to the Optional Protocol to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Canadians can now make complaints to the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities of violations of their rights […]

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Our Holiday Shopping List 2018

Our Holiday Shopping List far exceeds what we are able to provide on our own. Our list is also unique from many other shopping lists this time of year. It’s not full of wants, but actually full of needs. Items that will help many people live an ordinary life. Please help provide hope this holiday season by making a […]

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How Your Donations Directly Help People in Your Community

During Waste Reduction Week we’ve focused on the different environmental impacts the textile industry is having on our environment. We’ve been showing how re-using and donating clothing can play a role in minimalizing some of these impacts, after all a smaller demand for textiles will result in fewer produced and will spare our environment.  Globally, […]

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You Can Help Reduce Water Pollution!

Our province is rich in natural resources. One of the most recognizable is our water. New Brunswick is known for its beautiful lakes, winding rivers and vast coastline. This water is home to thousands of species of flora and fauna. Our supply of water is also something that we take for granted too often. As […]

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Help Reduce Textile Waste!

Here in New Brunswick, we don’t consider where our garbage goes once it’s picked up from our home. Once it’s out of sight, many of us simply don’t think about it again—but we should. With our wide swaths of pristine land, just how much space our waste takes up on an annual basis isn’t a […]

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New Brunswickers encouraged to donate clothing during Waste Reduction Week

(Fredericton, N.B.) October 15-21 is designated as Waste Reduction Week in Canada and the New Brunswick Association for Community Living (NBACL) wants to remind New Brunswickers that it’s also a great time to donate gently-used clothing, extending the life and reducing the amount of textiles going to landfill. “Waste Reduction week is the perfect time […]

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Meet the President – Suzanne Desrosiers takes over leadership role of NBACL Board

The New Brunswick Association for Community Living (NBACL) welcomed Suzanne Desrosiers into the position of President at the Annual General Meeting in Moncton in September. Since joining the Board, Suzanne has been part of the Executive as Secretary, followed by the position of Vice President. Growing up in a small mining community in northern New […]

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Families being Families at recent Values, Visions, and Action Retreat Weekend

Once again, the New Brunswick Association for Community Living (NBACL) co-hosted the annual Values, Visions, and Actions (VVA) retreat for parents or guardians of children with intellectual or developmental disabilities, this year in Alma. With four facilitators and 21 parents and guardians attending, this year’s VVA retreat was one of the largest to be co-hosted […]

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NBACL and Fredericton Sport Investment Partner for Annual Elimination Draw

If you’re in the market for a new four wheeler and want to support a great cause, NBACL and Fredericton Sport Investment Inc. (FSI) are giving you the chance to win one, along with some other amazing prizes, as part of the annual Elimination Draw presented by both organizations. “We knew we had to bring […]

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De-Clutter and Donate: NBACL Looking for Used Clothing and Household Items

With the transition to fall well under way, many people are excited about the crisp nights, apple picking and pumpkin spiced everything, but NBALC’s Meghan Wells is excited for a different reason—the annual wardrobe transition is underway. “The change in seasons means it’s a time when a lot of people are going through their closets […]

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Reflecting on the past year and looking ahead to the future at 2018 Annual General Meeting

NBACL’s Annual General Meeting took place at the Crowne Plaza in Moncton in September and was well attended by members of the province’s local ACL’s, self-advocates, families and members of the community. The evening celebrated the success of the Association’s programs and NBACL’s Committee Chairs reflected on their work over the past year. The AGM […]

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