Newfoundland and Labrador Association for Community Living

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74 O’Leary Ave
PO Box 8414
St. John’s, NL
A1B 3 N7

Tel: (709) 722-0790
Fax: (709) 722-1325

Email: nlacl@nlacl.ca
Website: www.nlacl.ca

Mandate:

To work with and on behalf of individuals with an intellectual disability and their families. To advocate for individuals to live as full participants in the community based on the values of Equality, Inclusion and Independence

NLACL is committed to a future of inclusive communities where:

  • Every child with a disability grows up as a member of a family
  • All children learn together in regular classrooms and neighbourhood schools
  • Every person is supported to live in his or her own home
  • All people have the opportunity for meaningful employment
  • Individuals are empowered and supported in decision-making that affects them
  • Every person has opportunities to form lasting and meaningful relationships

Target Population:

Persons with intellectual disabilities, their families, and communities

Highlight of Programs / Services Offered:

  • Provide direct support to individuals, families and local associations re. housing and community inclusion
  • Work with government and service agencies to build supportive communities
  • Lobby for changes in social policy, programs and laws
  • Facilitate research, training and planning
  • Serve as a centre for gathering and distribution of information
  • The maintenance of a resource centre containing literature and videos on numerous topics.
  • SET Mentoring & STEP Mentoring Projects – Helping students with Intellectual Disabilities transition from high school
  • Ready, Willing, and Able – Working with employers to encourage inclusive hiring practices
  • Changing Lives, Changing Communities – A community engagement program
  • Transitions – Working with individuals with a disability to discover their path to full community inclusion.
  • Gateway Magazine