NACL definitely has some interesting stuff going on! This page will keep you updated on our most current events and projects.
Masks are Back!
Thinking about the health and well-being of everyone at NACL as we enter the fall and winter respiratory illness season, all staff, visitors, contractors, and volunteers will be required to wear a mask while in NACL homes and programs (plus our Admin office) effective October 3, 2023 until at least March 31, 2024.
Masks must offer three layers of protection - and we will make them available at all NACL sites for those who haven't got one to use on arrival.
Thank you so much for your co-operation and understanding.
NACL's 2023 AGM
What a great turnout! Hugest thanks to everyone who came to NACL's 37th Annual General Meeting (AGM), held online on Monday, September 25th. We had 46% of our members represented, and 41 people attending in total (the highest number in recent memory!) - what a great forum to review the amazing successes NACL has had over this past year while looking forward to exciting things moving forward!
If you'd like to review all the materials that were involved with this year's AGM - you'll find them here on our Resources page, or click on the graphic below.
We Bought a Farm!
Yes, you heard right - NACL has bought a farm! We've purchased a 52-acre property in South Wellington, which will help us meet our strategic objectives of housing, employment, and educational/community inclusion opportunities for the people we serve, as well as self-sustainability.
We took possession on September 1, 2023, and are now doing extensive renovations on the main house and secondary 2-bedroom cottage.
Stay tuned for more information as we embark on this exciting journey! In the meantime, enjoy this beautiful picture (taken by one of our Integrated Services Managers) to give you a taste of what's to come...
The NACL BBQ Returned!
Thanks so much to everyone who came to and supported NACL's much-missed NACL BBQ, on July 28th, which was last held in 2019! We enjoyed great food, entertainment...and best of all? Your company!
Uplands Housing Development
We're so excited about (and proud of!) our housing development at 3425 Uplands Drive. Now finished, it has three buildings and a total of 28 townhouse units - 12 of which are housing persons served by NACL, and the remaining 16 occupied by working people with an appreciation for people with diversabilities, at 90% of market rent.
In partnership with Community Living BC (CLBC) and utilizing a thoughtful, person-centered approach, we are ensuring that a resource system with a focus on unpaid community supports is in place.
We are extremely thankful for the support of BC Housing with this project, along with John Jessup and Associates, dys Architecture, and Knappett Projects Inc.
Check out some of these interior and exterior shots, taken before people moved in - but still showing you the finished product!
Keep watching NACL's social media for further updates!
Our 35th Anniversary
Thursday, July 22, 2021 was a big day for us, because it marked NACL's 35th anniversary - something we're VERY proud of! Watch this space (as well as our social media) for information on how we celebrated this awesome milestone!
Please also make sure to check out NACL's Amazing Stories to get to know more about some of the wonderful people we serve and their fascinating lives! We'll be sharing more cool things about our milestone year, as well - stay tuned!
In the meantime, make sure to check out the #NACL35 Reflections video posted on our homepage, which we debuted in October 2021 for Community Living Month - a 36-minute panel discussion reflecting on our sector's and organization's evolutions over the past 35 years, favourite moments and memories, and how NACL has impacted our panelists' lives!