News and Events

A Special Thank You!

This Spring saw the completion of Bridget Cairns work with PEI Association for Community Living. Bridget was a vital leader and advocate with PEI ACL for 15 years. Bridget dedicated her time with ACL to ensure that the rights and values of persons with intellectual disabilities and their families were recognized. One of Bridget’s priorities [Read More…]

1st Annual St. Patrick’s Day Gala for PEIACL was a great success!

The Planning Committee had set 4 goals to reach. Goal #1 – Reach our fundraising goal amount. Goal #2 – To create awareness for PEIACL – 120 guests learned what PEIACL is all about Goal #3 – To have a good time at the St. Patrick’s Day Gala. Based on the pictures & comments, a [Read More…]

Unique Dance Program for Members of the PEI ACL and Autism Society of PEI

The Town of Stratford in partnership with Dance Stars Academy, and support through Artist in Resident program are offering a unique dance program for members of the PEI ACL and/or the Autism Society of PEI. If your son or daughter have an interest in dance and want to further develop their appreciation of music, body awareness, [Read More…]

Frank Driscoll, Past President, Alexandra PEI

I am the parent of a young woman who lives with a developmental disability. I originally came to the PEI Association for Community Living for advice on how to navigate the “System” in an effort to put appropriate supports in place for her to live in the community as a productive citizen. I was impressed [Read More…]

Bolaji Lukman, Director at Large

I am an advocate of helping people either through volunteering work or by other means without expecting anything in return. It is an intriguing opportunity to be part of PEIACL and the community as a whole .I have had a couple of volunteer experiences with United Nations High Commission for Refugees and UNICEF in Malaysia, and Canada [Read More…]

Martha MacLean, Past President, Brudenell, PE

My first involvement with the PEI ACL was when I was looking for information on the Disability Support Program regarding my daughter, Margaret, who is now 12 with Down Syndrome. The knowledge and support we received as a family from the Association made me feel more educated and empowered. This helped my family in so [Read More…]

Callie Wood, Director at Large – self advocate

Callie Joy Wood and I live in Lower Montague, PE I was asked if I would be interested in serving on the board representing Self-Advocates by a friend who currently sits on the Board.  I like attending the meetings and feel it is important to be a part of the decision-making process.  

Jonah Clements, Director at Large, Charlottetown PEI

Frank Driscoll approached my law firm looking for a representative from the legal community to sit on our Board of Directors. As I am a twin-sibling of a person living with a disability, it was a good fit. I have a passion for continuous learning and want to assist others in the community to the [Read More…]

Carole Chiasson, President, St.Edwards, PE

I’m very proud of our rural community.  We support one another in our community having local events and gatherings. My passion is cooking which makes me a welcome addition to events. I firmly believe that everyone should have the opportunity to be accepted in their community. My brother has an intellectual disability and benefits daily [Read More…]

Linda Leroux, O’Leary, PE

O’Leary Local Representative I am a parent of a 24 year old son with Cerebral Palsy and an avid community volunteer and advocate for persons with disabilities. I moved to PEI 10 years ago with my family from Toronto. I have been a member of the O’Leary local since 2007 and subsequently joined the provincial [Read More…]