Building leadership to put human rights into practice
Past Presidents :
2000-2001 Sherman Niles
2002-2005 Jean-Claude Jalbert
2005 Martin Belanger
2005-2006 Clarence Box
2007-2009 Marlene Colbourne
2009 Nancy Armstrong
Work at the time focused on inclusion and building community capacity to embrace all of its citizens. NBACL experience and research tell us that this is the best chance people have for security and that this approach is most sustainable.
The Government of New Brunswick announces that adults with disabilities ages 19 to 64 will be removed from the Long Term Care Strategy.
The Government of New Brunswick establishes a Disability Framework Working Group. The Working Group issued its report in October 2002 and recommended the creation of a new Disability Support Program for adults with a disability ages 19 to 64. The Working Group also recommended the adoption of a new Disability Framework consistent with the national In Unison vision statement.
ADULT GUARDIANSHIP ACTS/ VULNERABLE PERSONS/ SUPPORTED DECISION MAKING ACTS
This act replaced the 30 year old Dependent Adult Act (DAA). This act allowed capable adults to assign a trusted person to help them understand and access resources to make a personal/medical decision.
For more information about this act, please follow the provided link.
New Brunswick launches the Disability Support Program Pilot Project to test a new program to provide individualized funding to people ages 19 to 64 who require disability supports.
For more information about this pilot project, please follow the link provided.
25 Years after the IYPD and the Obstacles Report advocates join forces with End Exclusion Evaluation of Disability Support Program Pilot Project.
The Government of Canada launches the Registered Disability Savings Program (RDSP) to help people with a disability and their families save for long term financial security.
For more information about this savings program, following the link provided to the Canadian Revenue Agency.
Settlement announced on Woodlands class action. Unfortunately pre-1974 residents are exclude. This settlement allows people who lived in the Woodlands school to claim monetary compensation on the following grounds: sexual, physical, emotional/Psychological injuries suffered at Woodlands School on or after August 1, 1974. For more information about this settlement, please follow the link provided.