Newfoundland and Labrador Association for Community Living


nlacl [at] nlacl [dot] ca

Advocacy Description: 

The Newfoundland & Labrador Association For Community Living (NLACL) is a provincial advocacy association dedicated to developing communities that welcome persons with developmental disabilities. This organization has 18 local voluntary associations that provide support in rural areas throughout Newfoundland & Labrador. This association is also one of twelve provincial and territorial associations that are affiliated with the Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL).

Our goal is to work with and on behalf of citizens with developmental disabilities and their families to secure the means and opportunities whereby these citizens can live normal and dignified lives as full participants in community. In order to work toward the realization of this goal, we do the following:

  • Provide direct support to individuals, families, and local associations
  • 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
  • We also have a resource centre containing literature and video on numerous topics.


74 O’Leary Avenue P.O. Box 8414
St. John's, NL A1B 3N7