News and Events

Job Posting: Labour Market Facilitator: JOB FILLED

The PEI Association for Community Living (PEI ACL) is seeking a Labour Market Facilitator for its Ready Willing and Able project. Full time contractual position until September 2017 The PEI ACL in partnership with the Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) and the Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorder Alliance (CASDA) is embarking on a labour market [Read More…]

PEI ACL Award Grant for Wills and Estate Workshops

Marlene Foote, PEI Association for Community Living is presented a 2014 project grant from Paul Kiley, Chair of the Law Foundation of PEI.

An Incredible Journey Through Fear, Learning and Love

Changing Trains: An Incredible Journey Through Fear, Learning and Love is Catherine MacInnis’s blog about life with her son Cameron, who has Down Syndrome. My journey has been one of receiving the news that my son had Down syndrome and coming from a place where I thought it was the most devastating thing that could [Read More…]

New PEI ACL Website

Welcome to the new PEI ACL website. Here we will share information supporting people with intellectual disabilities and their families in all aspects of the community, and we encourage you to get involved!

Finding the Right Person for the Job

The high traffic McDonald’s in Montague had an opening for a Crew Member. Ideally, they were looking for a candidate who was outgoing, energetic and who had great customer service skills. They needed someone to act as an ambassador; someone who could represent the company well to its customers. It didn’t take long to match those skills sets with Colton Matheson. Colton [Read More…]

Pay the Bills Until You Make it Big

by Joseph Cairns My name is Joseph Cairns, I’m 19 years old and I live in Charlottetown PEI. When I was two years old, I was diagnosed with Pervasive Development Disorder – Not Otherwise Specified. This falls under the Autism Spectrum Disorder umbrella. I worked real hard at school and it paid off. I graduated [Read More…]

Barb’s Story

Speaking for Our Rights Barb Fanning October, 2007 I work for PEI People First. I get groups together. I help members to speak for themselves. And I’ve worked at the Agricultural Research Station, for about 21 years now, in the soils lab. I went to Birchwood Junior High School. I was in a special class [Read More…]

Heidi’s Story

Living Independently I find it a privilege and a right to speak up for myself and be a voice for those who can’t speak for themselves. I was born and raised in Alberton P.E.I. I have a visual and hearing impairment; my parents were told I wouldn’t be able walk or talk well. I sure [Read More…]

Janet’s Story

My name is Janet Snazelle. I live in Montague, a small town on PEI. I grew up with my family in Alberta and then in Newtown Cross on PEI. I lived with my mother until my step father died. Then, when I was in my twenties, I moved into a group home in Montague. I [Read More…]

Anthony’s Story

At a one day workshop hosted by the Prince Edward Island Association for Community Living and Partners for Change on the status of the institutionalization of persons with a disability on PEI, several self advocates participated in a panel presentation. Their stories are presented below. My Story about Institutionalization: By Anthony Welsh My name is [Read More…]