NACL definitely has some interesting stuff going on! This page will keep you updated on our most current events and projects.
We want to assure everyone associated with NACL that we are taking the situation very seriously regarding the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), following the current directives of our federal and provincial government, funding bodies, and other relevant authorities.
We are actively communicating our internal response to the pandemic on a regular basis. Attached below are formal communiques that have been released re COVID-19 so far:
Please note that only the most current version of NACL's Communicable Disease Plan is posted above. We officially changed over from our COVID-19 Exposure and Control Plan as of June 17, 2022.
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 of these stories plus other cool things throughout this milestone year - 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!
Crop Circle (with Growing Opportunities)
NACL is thrilled to be co-presenting this awesome event with our friends at Growing Opportunities Farm Community Co-op on Saturday, August 6, 2022!
CROP CIRCLE is a celebration of music, arts, culture, inclusion, and local food, hosted on a historic Nanaimo farm. This year the event has two talent-packed concerts for you to enjoy!
FOR A LIMITED TIME, buy tickets to one Crop Circle concert and stay for both! Select the "2 Concerts for 1" option at checkout. Click the poster below or get your tickets at: thecropcircle.ca
The afternoon concert takes place from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and features performances by Patrick Aleck (Xwaluputhut), Tony Turner, Carolyn Mark duo with Britt Hibbert, Slim Sandy and the Hillbilly Boppers, and headliners Sarah Osborne and the Magic Buttons.
The evening concert takes places from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and features performances by Wass, David P. Smith, Gator, Phonosonics, and headliners Monkey Dragon.
Join us on the farm for this special concert fundraiser and learn more about our programs that provide skills training and work experience for people with barriers to employment, and nutritious food for people who need it. Thanks for your support!