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New Brunswick Association for Community Living (NBACL) earns national distinction as an Employee Recommended Workplace

Fredericton, NB— The New Brunswick Association for Community Living (NBACL) has again earned national distinction as an Employee Recommended Workplace for the third year in a row. The designation is part of a program developed by Morneau Shepell and The Globe and Mail to recognize employers across the country that have the highest standards in […]

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Modifications made to NBACL Community Collection Program Bins

For Immediate Release January 28, 2019 The New Brunswick Association for Community Living (NBACL) has taken action to make modifications to its clothing donation bins across New Brunswick.  NBACL is aware of recent media reports of individuals being trapped in and harmed by clothing donation bins, and has taken proactive steps to ensure similar situations […]

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National Inclusive Education Awards Nominations for February 2019

As you may already know, February is National Inclusive Education month. The New Brunswick Association for Community Living (NBACL) would like to recognize achievements and present an award, on behalf of the Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL), to an individual or group who has made a significant contribution to inclusive education in their province […]

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The Evidence is in: Limit Access to Assisted Death for the Sake of Equality

The Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL), our national federation, has issued this cautionary press release in response to a new report from the expert panel on medical assistance in dying (MAiD). The New Brunswick Association for Community Living (NBACL) unites with CACL in opposing any changes to the end of life criterion within the […]

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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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