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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Local family recognized for their work with Best Buddies in Fredericton

ELIZABETH FRASER Fredericton Daily Gleaner Ethan Pyke has taught his mom, Theresa Pyke, a thing or two about air guitar. Over the years, he’s also taught her the importance of inclusion. On Friday night, Ethan Pyke and his family were recognized at the Champions of Inclusion Awards Celebration for their involvement with the Best Buddies […]


Willow Grove native is already a proven young leader

According to Tara Brinston, there are many up and coming leaders in the so-called ‘millennial’ generation. Willow Grove native is already a proven young leader JON MACNEILL Those who think millennials are a generation of uninspired slackers would do well to learn what’s happening in Digby, N.S., next week. “There was a big research study […]


Tara Brinston named Young Professional of the Year

Congratulations to Tara Brinston, who was recently named Young Professional of the Year by the Fredericton Region Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs (FRYPE). The New Brunswick Association for Community Living (NBACL) is fortunate to have Tara as part of our team, as Director of Programs. It takes a certain kind of person to choose a career […]


Inspiring Change: Tara Brinston is Making a Difference

Below is an article that appeared in the March 22, 2012 edition of the Daily Gleaner. March 24, 2012 By Lori Gallagher Tara Brinston is proving that one person truly can make a difference – both big and small – in the lives of others. One way she’s doing this is as the director of […]


It’s Given Me Some of the Happiest Times of My Life

Below is an article that appeared in the March 6, 2012 edition of the Daily Gleaner. March 6, 2012 By Tara Chislett Tanner Wilson said she wasn’t sure she’d enjoy Best Buddies when her mother first suggested she try it. ‘At first I was kind of like I don’t know if I can do that. […]


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