News and Events

October Proclaimed Community Living Month

Family and Human Services Minister Tina Mundy proclaimed October as Community Living month at a reception held at Government House by Their Honours H. Frank Lewis and Mrs. Dorothy Lewis.  Attendees included provincial and municipal government officials, PEI ACL Board members, staff and friends.  As well Employer Champions with the Ready, Willing and Able program [Read More…]

CHIP IN FOR INCLUSION! – Annual Golf & Dinner Event

The PEI Association for Community Living is proud to host its Chip In for Inclusion Annual Golf Event. All proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit Island families right here at home. On September 24th, 2016 we will be hosting our 2nd Annual Chip In for Inclusion Fundraising Golf Event at Peakes Tee Golf Course. It [Read More…]

Become a Member of the Association today – Being a member has it’s benefits.

PEI ACL Staff, Board and members are committed to the vision of a world where everyone belongs. By becoming a member you stand with us as we provide support, education and advocacy where and when it’s needed, breaking down barriers and building communities that include people of all abilities. Your PEI ACL Membership includes: Access to [Read More…]

PEI ACL Annual General Meeting

A reminder to : Please ‘save the date’ on your calendar for our AGM. PEI ACL AGM will be at the Rural Action Centre in Montague, 540 Main Street, Thursday, September 8th, at 6:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served and our guest speakers will be Mr. Tim Murphy, a retired educator & CJ Synders-Couchman. [Read More…]

Changes to Executive Leadership

The Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) and IRIS, the Institute for Research and Development on Inclusion and Society, have announced that Dr. Michael Bach, current Executive Vice-President of CACL, will assume the role of full-time Managing Director of IRIS. “Dr. Michael Bach, current Executive Vice-President of CACL, will be moving into the Managing Director [Read More…]

Our Position Papers

Introduction PEI ACL’s position is one of full citizenship in which people with intellectual disabilities and their families lead good lives in welcoming communities.  We advocate for the full inclusion of people who have an intellectual disability in all aspects of community life.   The policy statements are designed to assist families, self-advocates, staff and volunteer [Read More…]

Our Values and Principles

VALUES AND PRINCIPLES The PEI Association for Community Living (PEIACL) views the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) to be the document that best describes and advances the rights of people with disabilities. We believe strongly in the principles contained in the UNCRPD, and support the rights and responsibilities enshrined [Read More…]

Physician (Medical) Assisted Death

Plain Language Summary The Supreme Court of Canada has decided that physician-assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia are no longer against the law. “Physician-assisted suicide” is when a person kills him/herself with the help of a doctor. “Voluntary Euthanasia” is when a person asks a doctor to kill him or her. In both cases, a doctor [Read More…]

How can the PEI ACL help?

The PEI ACL has been providing support to families for over 65 years.  If you or a family member needs assistance, please contact our Family Inclusion Facilitator to help. Not sure what we do, click on the link below, we created a quick video to help guide you.  

Coming Together Newsletter – Spring 2016

On behalf of Dianne Cormier Northrup (Chair) and the entire CACL National Family Voices and Agenda Task Force I am pleased to share the latest edition of the Coming Together newsletter. We would ask that you share widely among your families and other networks. ComingTogetherNewsletter-Spring2016-FINAL