Physician-Assisted Death: A Disability Perspective
By Rachel Mills, NBACL Manager of Independent Facilitation In February 2015, Canada’s Supreme Court made a monumental ruling: that Canadians have the right to physician-assisted death. The New Brunswick Association for Community Living, and its national counterpart, the Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) have been highly involved in this issue, in the hopes of […]
The challenge is great – we need your help! Week 1
As we near the end of March we find ourselves faced with a financial gap in our programs that can and will affect those that need us most. Click here to make a donation Although we are faced with this huge challenge, over the past year, some very exciting things have happened at NBACL: -We […]
The Path Forward
As we begin a new year, we are well underway in embarking on our work in supporting individuals and families to live a good life. We are also working with governments and communities, employers and educators to ensure that every person has the opportunities and supports to engage and participate fully in every aspect of […]
Thank-you for a Great Year!
On behalf of the families and individuals we support as well as the NBACL Board of Directors, I would like to say a heartfelt thank-you for supporting us in 2015. The list of people to thank for helping us change lives and communities is long, but I will try my best to mention all of […]
“Shukran jazeelan” is “Thanks a tonne” in Arabic (actually, it’s more like this: شكرا للطن). And that’s what we want to say to the hundreds of folks who turned out in Fredericton, Moncton and Saint John on Saturday, December 12 for our clothing drive in support of our soon-to-be-here Syrian newcomers. You donated, well, tonnes of […]
The Rights of Children in Childcare
By Kristi Ewart On November 20th, 1989, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). This treaty is the most comprehensive of its kind in regards to the protection and support of all children, without discrimination. It recognizes that children have a right to be provided with unique […]
Making it Visible: Inclusion in the Early Years
As we observe National Child Day, November 20th, 2014, it is always good to reflect upon where we have been with regard to inclusion in the early years and where we are now. Reflecting in general upon quality inclusive Early Learning and Child Care always makes me, as a mom, grandmother and educator ask the […]
Tips for Building a Strong Personalized Learning Plan
If you are a parent, you might be wondering if your child is prepared for the upcoming school year. One way to ensure that your child is set up for success is to ensure the proper supports are in place before the school year begins. Some students may have a Personalized Learning Plan. The term […]
Top Tips for Accessing the Disability Tax Credit
Accessing the DTC can be a challenging and sometimes intimidating process for people with a disability and their families. This blog will focus on providing tips to help individuals and families when applying for the Disability Tax Credit.
More Time Needed to Fulfill the Rights of Canadian Children with Disabilities
When Canada signed the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in 2009, it was thought that a stronger commitment to ensure that children with disabilities to enjoy all human rights and fundamental freedoms on an equal basis with other children would be the foundation of future educational and health policies, funding programs, individual services and supports and protection services for children, to name a few.
Making Criminal Trials More Accessible for Individuals with an Intellectual Disability
Hello, My name is Marci Wiggins, and I am a summer student here at NBACL in Fredericton, helping out in the area of Social Policy Research. I am also a law student at UNB, and some of the research I have been helping out with this summer has focused on ways that our legal system […]