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“There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about.” Margaret J. Wheatley As the New Brunswick Association for Community Living, we understand fully the vital importance of building a strong, vibrant and inclusive society. What affects one affects us all, and as New Brunswickers, we all share in reaching […]


Livestream Link – End of Life, Equality, and Disability: A National Forum on Medical Assistance in Dying

On January 30th, 2020 at 11am -1pm AST, CACL and the Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD) will be hosting a public forum bringing together policy makers and the disability rights community to discuss the critical balance between the right to autonomy and the right to equality in Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) legislation. Simultaneous interpretation, ASL/LSQ, […]



At the New Brunswick Association for Community Living, we are committed to supporting individuals with an intellectual or developmental disability overcome mental health challenges. In partnership with Bell Let’s Talk Canada, NBACL has created ‘easy read guides’ to support individuals with a disability who also have depression, anxiety, or mental wellness concerns. Although these guides are extremely […]


Give the Gift of Opportunity this holiday season!

  For a donation of $10 to the New Brunswick Association for Community Living, you will receive a beautiful card to give to someone special. The card will let them know that a gift has been made in their name to NBACL. This thoughtful gift will help create an opportunity for a family who has […]


Response to Succeeding at Home: A Green Paper on Education in New Brunswick

NBACL welcomes the opportunity to offer feedback and suggestions around proposals for educational reform in New Brunswick. Over the years NBACL has played a significant role in education reform with a focus on ensuring that our system is fully inclusive and provides opportunities for all young people to have a full and valued life within […]


Haier/GE $100 Donation to NBACL per installed ductless heat pump

We are pleased to confirm Thomas Industrial Sales Ltd. and Cromptons Plumbing & Heating will donate $100 to NBACL for every Haier/GE ductless heatpump installed from November 1st to December 6th 2019. Simply contact Cromptons at 506 260-6254 for your ductless needs. Cromptons is providing a very competitive price for the highest output heatpump in […]


Not Just Talk- Easy Read Guides on Mental Health

Not Just Talk: Tools for Supporting Youth and Adults who have an Intellectual or Developmental Disability and Mental Health Issue is a series of three Easy-Read modules for persons, including those with an intellectual or developmental disability who wish to learn about mental health and mental wellness. The three modules focus on addressing Anxiety, exploring […]


Hiring inclusively makes good business sense!

More than 26 per cent of New Brunswickers have a disability and many are ready, willing and able to work. At the same time, New Brunswick employers are facing challenges in finding people to fill both entry level and skilled jobs. There is an economic imperative that we find solutions to our current and future […]


Marwood Ltd. Promotes Inclusiveness in the Manufacturing Industry

Devon Hogan dreamed of working at Marwood for years. When Alicia Wilson, Transition Facilitator at the New Brunswick Association for Community Living, first met Devon through the Transition to Work program, working at Marwood was all he talked about. “I tried to push him out of his comfort zone when he was in grade 12, […]


Brief on Equal Access to Mental Health Services and Well-Being for People with an Intellectual or Developmental Disability

The mental health needs of people with an intellectual or developmental disability (IDD) continue to be unmet in New Brunswick. Research evidence indicates that the rates of mental health conditions in people with IDD are 3 to 4 times higher than the general population. Yet, many people are denied access to needed mental health services […]


Kelly Loukes, Education Support Teacher—Resource at George Street Middle School

Kelly Loukes is an outstanding professional, mentor, teacher and colleague, but most importantly, she is an outstanding champion of inclusive education. In addition to her kindness, work ethic, and her many inclusive practices, her leadership has had a significant impact at George Street Middle School, providing opportunities for students to teach one another about their […]


Jenny Shea, Music Teacher, Rothesay High School

Jenny Shea is the type of teacher all students want to be around. Jenny’s classroom is always open; students of all ages and abilities gather in her room during breaks and noon hour because she has created a safe accepting environment. Jenny connects with people; opening her heart as well as her door, to welcome […]


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