Our Values, Goals and Mission

 

The FrederictonACL is a family based, non-profit, advocacy organization committed to an inclusive Fredericton where children and adults with intellectual disabilities and their families know they belong.

 

FrederictonACL is part of a network of Community Living Associations across the country with organizations on three levels:

Local - FrederictonACL

Provincial - NBACL* (New Brunswick)

National - CACL** (Canadian)

 

"Community Living" enables everyone to participate - at home, at school, at work, in recreation and in all aspects of community life.

 

Our Association includes families, friends, individuals and professionals who want people with intellectual disabilities to be active, valued and contributing members of our communities.

 

Role of FrederictonACL:

- Family Support

- Public Awareness

- Public Policy

Mission Statements of the Provincial and National Community Living Associations

 

 

*NBACL Mission:

The New Brunswick Association for Community Living (NBACL) works to ensure that people with intellectual disabilities, with the support of their families, have the option to choose the supports they need to live meaningful lives and participate in their communities as valued and contributing members.

                  - NBACL was founded 50 years ago by parents.

                  - It is estimated that 22,000 New Brunswickers have an intellectual disability.

                  - Over 40% of children in foster care are children with disabilities, due to lack of support for their families.

                  - We receive over 100 requests for assistance every month.

                  - 70% - 80% of adults with an intellectual disability are either unemployed or underemployed, although

                     capable of working if properly supported.

"New Brunswick will be an inclusive society in which all citizens feel that they belong, and in which all individuals have the means and opportunity to participate in the social and economic life of the province." (NBACL, 1999)
 

 

**The CACL Board of Directors endorse the following Mission Statement:

“The Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) is a family-based association assisting people with intellectual disabilities and their families to lead the way in advancing inclusion in their own lives and in their communities.  We do this in Canada and around the world by sharing information, fostering leadership for inclusion, engaging community leaders and policy makers, seeding innovation and supporting research.  We are dedicated to attaining full participation in community life, ending exclusion and discrimination on the basis of intellectual disability, promoting respect for diversity and advancing human rights to ensure equality for all Canadians.”