On behalf of Inclusion Canada (formerly the Canadian Association for Community Living), the New Brunswick Association for Community Living is issuing a call for nominations for the National Inclusive Education Awards. The awards are presented to an individual or team who has made a positive and significant contribution to inclusive education within the early learning, […]
We are pleased to announce that we have re-opened clothing donation bins in the Fredericton, Oromocto, and Saint John areas and are accepting donations of re-usable clothing. To view the list of donation bin locations please click here. We look forward to re-opening bins in other locations soon. Your support is very important to us […]
The Board of Directors develops a renewed Strategic Plan every five years that outlines priority objectives and drives the work of the Association for the duration of the five-year plan.
Due to COVID-19, at this time we are not collecting reusable clothing and household items through our Community Collection Program.
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 […]
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 […]
The week of June 5 is designated as National Environment Week in Canada and 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 landfills. Here in New Brunswick, NBACL is doing its part to reduce the amount […]
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 […]
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 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 […]