New Brunswickers encouraged to donate clothing during National Environment Week

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 […]


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 […]


Denise Carroll, instructor Human Services Program, NBCC Miramichi

Denise Carroll has been an instructor in the Human Services program at NBCC since 2006. She is a well-respected instructor with a positive attitude and willingness to find ways to promote and support inclusion at NBCC. Denise is extremely supportive of all students; often going above and beyond to make sure that each student is […]


David Taylor, Physcial Education and Mathematics Teacher, St. Stephen High School,

Both physical education and higher level math classes can be difficult for students with a  ignificant visual impairment, but David Taylor, a teacher at St. Stephen High School, was very successful in creating a classroom where students’ educational and social needs were met, all while treating them with respect. His willingness to learn about new […]


Anna Buckley- School Intervention Worker at Fairvale Elementary School

Anna Buckley goes above and beyond for the needs of all students at Fairvale Elementary School. She sees the whole child and knows their social emotional needs are every bit as important as their academic gains. In fact, she recognizes that in order to be ready to learn, students must feel safe, connected and have […]


Leaders in Inclusive Education across New Brunswick Recognized

Fredericton, N.B. -The New Brunswick Association for Community Living (NBACL) presented eight National Inclusive Education Awards for leadership in Inclusive Education across New Brunswick during a ceremony at Government House today. Introduced by the Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL), the awards recognize individuals, schools, early learning centres, and organizations who work every day to […]


New Brunswick Association for Community Living (NBACL) joins Future ReadyNB as an Employer Champion

Fredericton, NB – The New Brunswick Association for Community Living (NBACL) has joined Future ReadyNB as an Employer Champion to help New Brunswick companies and non-profits find the young talent they need to succeed. Future ReadyNB is a partnership between New Brunswick’s private sector, non-profit organizations, all four publicly funded universities, and government that serves […]


Spark Joy by Donating to the New Brunswick Association for Community Living!

Have you recently de-cluttered your closets and tidied up, ridding your home of items that no longer spark joy? Not sure what to do with the unwanted items that you’ve collected? The New Brunswick Association for Community Living (NBACL) can help! NBACL’s Community Collection Program collects a wide variety of textile items, including clothing and […]


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