Newfoundland and Labrador Association for Community Living

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Website: www.nlacl.ca

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

Contact: Pam Anstey, Executive Director     Tel: (709) 722-0790
Fax: (709) 722-1325                               Email: nlacl@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 neighborhood 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.
  • Provincial Incentive Program – This program promotes the uptake of the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) throughout the province by providing eligible individuals with an opportunity to participate in RDSP information sessions, as well as receiving a one-time $150 stipend from the NLACL as an extra incentive to set up a RDSP. Access the form here.
  • 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 which holds twice-monthly learning lunches. On-site sessions available for groups and businesses. Click here for more information and the lunch schedule.
  • Transitions – Working with individuals with a disability to discover their path to full community inclusion. View the Transitions Planning Workbook here.
  • Gateway Magazine