60th anniversary weekend to feature learning, honours, friendship and inclusion
NBACL is shifting our 60th anniversary celebrations into high gear next month with a special Conference and Annual General Meeting. Slated for Friday and Saturday, October 27 and 28, we expect the events to attract self-advocates, families, educators, counsellors, social workers, support workers and government officials, as well as staff and members of the Association. […]
Please “Give a Sh!rt” for New Brunswickers, and for our environment!
Have you ever thought about the impact your clothing has on the environment, and could have for people in New Brunswick? If so, would you “give a sh!rt”? Consider this. It takes 1800 gallons of water to make just one pair of jeans. And it takes another 700 gallons to make a t-shirt. No wonder […]
Notice of Meeting NBACL Annual General Meeting 2017
You’re Invited! Join us Saturday, October 28, 2017 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Fredericton, NB Fredericton Inn, 1315 Regent Street, Fredericton, NB E3C 1A1 Be part of building an inclusive community where persons with a disability can live, learn, work and actively participate in their communities as valued and contributing members. Important […]
Employees’ feedback nets NBACL a National Globe and Mail award!
(Fredericton, NB) When it comes to being a great employer, the New Brunswick Association for Community Living (NBACL) is “numero uno” in the eyes of its employees. And thanks to that endorsement, NBACL has received national recognition as a Globe and Mail Employee Recommended Workplace Award winner. The award was presented last night at the […]
We’re a Globe & Mail Employee Recommended Workplace!
NBACL has earned national distinction as an Employee Recommended Workplace. The designation is part of a new program developed by Morneau Shepell and The Globe and Mail to recognize employers across the country that have the highest standards in workplace well-being. The Employee Recommended Workplace (ERW) program aims to recognize organizations that have prioritized the […]
History in Action Webinar
Explore the history of the inclusion movement in NB over the last 60 years. In the 1950s and 1960s many people with an intellectual disability were institutionalized, sterilized and prohibited from attending school. Parents of these individuals, who are now seniors, took action to ensure that their children, other youth and adults with an intellectual […]
Denim Day, April 26: NBACL staff wore jeans to raise awareness about sexual assault and people with a disability
Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 was Denim Day. NBACL had a special “jeans day” to call attention to the topic of sexual abuse and people who have a disability. Here’s the story. In the 1990s, an 18 year old Italian girl was sexually assaulted by her driving instructor. Initially, he was charged, convicted and sent to […]
Let’s Talk about NBACL’s eBook on Supporting People with Dual Diagnosis – intellectual disability and mental illness
In New Brunswick, people who have an intellectual or developmental disability face rates of mental illness that are three to four times higher than the general population. People with an intellectual disability also face many risk factors for developing mental health concerns throughout their lifetime but, for them, such issues […]
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 Welcome new Family Support Facilitators The UN Convention and You Reflecting Back Family Time Tips From Tammy The privilege of watching a flower blossom… Did you know? Upcoming Events Click here – Family […]
United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) is a document that was created to make sure that all people with disabilities have full and equal enjoyment within their community. The CRPD is an international agreement (ratified by Canada in 2010) that brings attention to the rights of persons with disabilities […]
Untapped Potential: United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
by Paige Legacy, Stephen Lint and Maggie Ready In our final semester as students in St. Thomas University’s School of Social Work we have partnered with the New Brunswick Association for Community Living (NBACL) to create awareness about the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). NBACL is a provincial non-profit […]
National Housing Day 2016: Affordability, accessibility and availability still issues for people with a disability hoping for a home of their own
For many of us, the foundation for a “good life” is the home in which we live. Home provides us with a sense of belonging and security, connection to a larger community, and the opportunity to decide for ourselves how and with whom we want to share our lives. For most New Brunswickers with an intellectual […]