News and Events

2nd Annual St. Patrick’s Gala

The 2nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Gala for PEIACL is being held on Saturday, March 16 at Kings Playhouse in Georgetown (in the event of inclement weather, the Gala will be held on March 17). It promises to be an evening of fun and fellowship while raising funds for, and creating awareness about, the work [Read More…]

CACL Press Release: Landmark Supreme Court Ruling Helps to Secure Financial Future for Persons with Disabilities

“the court has set a precedent that will serve to shield the rights of persons with disabilities and helps to reduce poverty. Discretionary trusts are used by parents and family members of persons with intellectual disabilities to provide financial security for their loved ones. The court decided that discretionary trusts should not be considered assets [Read More…]

Art for All

WHAT IS ART FOR ALL? On November 17, 2018, the Prince Edward Island Association for Community Living hosted a painting event called “ART for ALL” at which our clients were mentored by Katelynn Kelly, an Island artist and educator with the Department of Education. She helped guide our clients through a basic painting tutorial where they [Read More…]

Annual General Meeting

We are having our annual AGM Wednesday September 26th from 6-8 pm in Summerside at the Superstore Community Room. You are invited, and I would ask you to share with others who may like to come, especially as we are in Summerside this year, may be able to connect with some new faces and increase the awareness [Read More…]

Communications Manager & Fund Development

Job Posting: Communications Manager and Fund Development COMPETITION IS CLOSED. Who we are: The Prince Edward Island Association for Community Living (PEI ACL) is a province-wide, not-for-profit association of people with intellectual disabilities, families, and others leading the way to build a just and inclusive society. We do this by empowering and supporting individuals and families, [Read More…]

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…]