NB’s best inclusive educators recognized for work to end exclusion
(Fredericton, NB) – End Exclusion. That’s the goal of the New Brunswick Association for Community Living (NBACL): to end exclusion for New Brunswickers who have an intellectual or developmental disability, and build a strong, inclusive society where everyone belongs. One of the cornerstones of this goal is inclusive education, from early learning right through […]
Local Rotary Club responds quickly to Association’s immediate need for funding
FREDERICTON, NB, February 1, 2018 – When the Fredericton North Rotary Club (FNR) read in the Daily Gleaner that the New Brunswick Association for Community Living (NBACL) was in immediate need of funding for its Family Support program, they took action and quickly arranged a $10,400 donation. “Rotary’s mottos are ‘service above self,’ and ‘take […]
National Inclusive Education Achievement Awards call for nominations
The Canadian Association for Community Living, a Canada-wide association of family members and others, which works on behalf of persons of all ages who have an intellectual disability, 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 […]
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 […]
Innovative “Support Match NB” now up and running for Saint John area
You’re a person with a disability who needs a support worker, but the person you have had for the last year is moving out west with her husband. Now what do you do? Is it going to be another ad on Kijiji, a post on Facebook, a tweet, and maybe even a […]
60 years of community living! Let the celebration begin!
It all started in a living room, when a group of parents held a meeting to discuss how their children were going to get an education. The children they were meeting about each had an intellectual disability and, back then, were not permitted in the regular classroom, or even welcomed in the neighbourhood school. That […]
Heartfelt thanks to Community Living volunteers
National Volunteer Week, April 10-16 “Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in.” This powerful quote by Marjorie Moore strikes at the heart of how important volunteers are to us here […]
eBook on Dual Diagnosis for mental healthcare professionals launched
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE eBook on Dual Diagnosis for mental healthcare professionals launched March 29, 2016 (Fredericton) 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 […]
New Brunswick Association for Community Living endorses Vulnerable Persons Standard for physician-assisted death
For Immediate Release New Brunswick Association for Community Living endorses Vulnerable Persons Standard for physician-assisted death March 1, 2016 (Fredericton) The New Brunswick Association for Community Living (NBACL) and the Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) have endorsed a guide for law reform that would ensure the protection of vulnerable persons who are at risk […]
NATIONAL INCLUSIVE EDUCATION AWARDS PRESENTED
news release Thursday, February 18, 2016 NATIONAL INCLUSIVE EDUCATION AWARDS PRESENTED (Fredericton, NB) – Eleven National Inclusive Education Awards were presented during a ceremony at Government House today. Introduced by the Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL), the awards recognize New Brunswick individuals, schools and organizations that work every day to include all students in […]
New Brunswick Community Living group salutes province on prestigious international award
“The Zero Project is a global initiative that works for a world with zero barriers,” Ken Pike explains. The Project identifies and shares models that improve the daily lives and legal rights of all persons with a disability worldwide, and develops and researches social indicators that measure the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD). Having done so in 2010, Canada is now one of 160 countries to have ratified this international treaty. Article 24 of the Convention recognizes the right of persons with disabilities to an education that is inclusive and that provides for the full development of their potential.
Urgent Need for Comprehensive Safeguards in Physician-Assisted Suicide
Urgent Need for Comprehensive Safeguards in Physician-Assisted Suicide/ Voluntary Euthanasia to Respect and Protect Vulnerable Persons with Disabilities Fredericton, NB – In 2016, health care in New Brunswick will undergo a major transformation as patients obtain the right to request and receive physician-assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia in order to die. The New Brunswick Association […]