For the first time in its 60-year history, the New Brunswick Association for Community Living (NBACL) has embarked on a major fundraising campaign. Called “End Exclusion,” organizers are working to raise $3 million over a five year period.
NBACL has made a commitment to help 10,000 people in New Brunswick who are experiencing exclusion and the End Exclusion Campaign is a means to that end.
The unrestricted funds raised during the campaign are earmarked to impact three core areas of need. The first is advocacy, program delivery and support. The second is training and workshop delivery for individuals, families, professionals and NBACL staff, to increase capacity for inclusion in the community, and the third is government relations, which entails undertaking research and working with government officials to create progressive and inclusive public policy and programs that will support people with an intellectual disability.
NBACL has been working in these areas of need for the last 60 years, and has done incredible work to end exclusion and build community. Now is the time to honour those who have worked tirelessly for so long, by protecting what they have built, and by sparking new sustainable growth in our program reach. We want to celebrate their legacy, and start our own, by helping people live an ordinary life.