Strong Communities

Ability New Brunswick

Home & Community Accessibility Review Services

The goal of the program is to ensure that the homes (whether owned or rented) and the communities of persons with a disability provide the maximum opportunities for functionality, decent quality of life, mobility and inclusion, as is possible given the specific needs and wishes of the service participant, financial resources available and structural considerations.

Information/Education Advocacy

The goal of the program is to enhance public sensitivity and support for persons with a mobility disability. Objectives of the program include 1) To advocate for social policy change that will lead to a better quality of life and 2) To provide critical information to individuals about the services that are available to them.

Rehabilitation Counseling Services

Rehabilitation is a holistic and integrated program of medical, physical, psychosocial, navigational and vocational services. The goal is to empower a person with a disability to achieve meaningful social and economic inclusion. Rehabilitation Counseling is a comprehensive sequence of services, mutually planned by the person with a mobility disability and Rehabilitation Counselor.

Adult Literacy Fredericton

Laubach Literacy Fredericton has been active in the city since 1978. Our volunteer tutors use the proven Laubach Literacy methodology based on phonics and the use of visual aids to help students gain and improve their reading and numeracy skills.

Way to Reading

As a local council of Laubach Literacy New Brunswick (LLNB) we deliver a free, confidential, English literacy program to adults 18 years of age and older that specializes in one-to-one tutoring methods using best practices thcat support adult learning principles.

Capitol Region Mental Health & Addictions Association

Assessment Referral and Follow Up

Referrals of individuals to agencies or communities of support that are appropriate for individual of family needs, and follow-up.

Building Youth Connections

Educating our youth early about mental illness and addictions as a preventative measures.

Self help Support Groups

Providing a safe community space for individuals and families to connect and support each other


This program helps to identify gaps in the system, which prevent a continuum of care and prohibit recovery.

Chimo Helpline Fredericton

Serving New Brunswick bilingually 24 hours/day Helpline

  • Provincial toll-free Crisis line: 1-800-667-5005
  • Fredericton area: 450-HELP (4357)

Chimo is a local crisis & suicide helpline, which provides a free, non-judgmental, anonymous, and confidential listening service to anyone in crisis 24/7, 365 days a year. Anyone experiencing crisis or simply needs someone to talk to, is welcome to call Chimo Helpline where they are greeted by caring and compassionate crisis interveners.


Adjustment to Vision Loss

The adjustment to vision loss program addresses the emotional, social and practical aspects of vision loss by providing people who are blind or partially sighted with counseling (one-on-one and peer support groups), low vision assessments, independent living skills and orientation and mobility training. These services address the complex needs of individuals with vision loss and help them adjust and adapt to life with little or no sight.

Easter Seals NB (CRDC) 

Assistive Technology

ESNB loans assistive technology to clients for long term loans and assessment purposes. The primary goal of the Assistive Technology Program is to provide people with a disability the ability to trial the recommended technology before purchasing. The technology they need allows clients to communicate with family, friends and the community at large; it promotes speech, helps the deaf and hard of hearing, and assists people with a learning disability and clients with neuromuscular limitations or chronic illness. It provides solutions for students in the classroom to learn and clients at work to be able to get their work done. We loan the technology free of charge.

Personal Services Program

The main goal of the Personal Services Program is to provide people with a disability the mobility equipment they need for the necessities of life which includes wheelchairs to get around, bath lifts for grooming, transfer boards, headrests, etc. Having the proper equipment promotes health and provides the comfort and necessities to participate in the community. We loan the equipment free of charge.

Family Enrichment & Counselling Services Fredericton Inc.


This program provides psychosocial assessment and one-on-one counseling to children, youth, and families. The goal of subsidizing counseling is to make the service available to those who otherwise would not be able to access it due to lack of insurance coverage or adequate financial resources.

Personal Development

This program provides subsidies to community members who would like to access the psychoeducational programs offered but who cannot afford to pay the full fee charged for the programs.

Fredericton Sexual Assault Crisis Centre 

Public Awareness and Education

This program provides seminars regarding several issues relating to sexual violence.

Dating Violence Prevention

A school based program that addresses the promotion of healthy relationships and the prevention of sexual violence.

Collaborative Communities

This program provides outreach, community services and collaborative strategies to enhance awareness and service delivery issues related to sexual violence.

Professional Development

Providing individuals with skills and training to respond effectively to sexual violence.

Sexual Assault Counseling

This program aims to provide counseling to victims of sexual violence.

Volunteer Crisis Intervention

60 hour volunteer training program to give volunteers the skills necessary to effectively respond to sexual violence.

Hospice Fredericton

The mandate of Hospice Fredericton is to provide in-home and grief support to individuals and families facing the challenges of end of life.

The John Howard Society of Fredericton Inc.

Court Worker

The Court Worker program was developed to allow individuals and families to gain access to appropriate supports as they go through the criminal justice process. These individuals are vulnerable to social and systemic barriers (unemployment, financial concerns, parenting issues and isolation).

Direct Services

The main goal of the Direct Service program is to provide service in a friendly, non-judgment and professional manner to all individuals. We are committed to connecting individuals to housing, employment and education supports and services (internal and/or external programs and services).


Adult Literacy Fredericton

Laubach Literacy Fredericton has been active in the city since 1978. Our volunteer tutors use the proven Laubach Literacy methodology based on phonics and the use of visual aids to help students gain and improve their reading and numeracy skills.

Way to Reading

As a local council of Laubach Literacy New Brunswick (LLNB) we deliver a free, confidential, English literacy program to adults 18 years of age and older that specializes in one-to-one tutoring methods using best practices thcat support adult learning principles.

Liberty Lane Inc.

Liberty Lane Inc. is a charitable organization offering a Second Stage Housing program and a Family violence Prevention outreach program to women and children who have experienced family violence.

Family Violence Prevention Outreach Program

The Family Violence Prevention Outreach Program offers services to women in the community who may still be in a relationship with their abusive partner, or they may have left. The Outreach Workers offer one-on-one supports including safety planning, accompaniment to appointments such as lawyer or police meetings, referrals, and a compassionate person the women can talk to. The Outreach Workers also offer self-development groups for all women in the community (including women who have not experienced family violence) covering the topics of self-esteem and assertiveness. They also offer the “Freedom” group for women who have experienced family violence and who are out of the relationship. There are two full-time Outreach Workers with a client base of about 400 women a year.

Meals on Wheels

Home Delivery Program

With the help of a large team of volunteers, we deliver healthy, daily meals to senior, disabled and convalescing individuals who, due to age or physical limitations, find it difficult to prepare healthy meals for themselves. The objective is to enable individuals to remain healthy in their own homes as long as possible rather than needing to be cared for in an institution.

Wheels to Meals

As people advance through their senior years they may experience a series of losses; their partner and their friends, their social life, their health and mobility, their independence and their inability to do increasingly more things for themselves. Many seniors become housebound and as a result, suffer from isolation, loneliness and depression. Our Wheels to Meals luncheon program offers a means to help alleviate the impact of these losses and to provide new opportunities for social contact. The program brings seniors together for a weekly outing to enjoy a healthy meal, the company of peers, and local entertainment. It takes place between 11am and 1pm every Tuesday from September to June in the St Mary’s Anglican Church Hall on Fredericton’s north side.

New Brunswick Association for Community Living (NBACL)

Family Support

NBACL/ANBIC’s Family Support Program in the Fredericton (Central) region offers support and assistance to families who are caring for a child, youth or adult son and/or daughter with an intellectual disability through the assistance of a local Family Support Facilitator.

OPAL Family Services

There is considerable stress associated with providing day-to-day care for an individual who has an intellectual disability. Caregivers need and require intervals of rest to recharge their batteries and help meet the challenges of parenting.

OPAL Family Services provides this respite time allowing parents to relax and rejuvenate, while knowing their child is being well cared for

Adult Respite Apartment

The Adult Respite Apartment/Hotel Program was intended for intellectually disabled adults who are 21 years of age or older; however, in the last two years we have had an increased number of requests from families with disabled teenagers and thus in the last year have modified our requirements to provide a greater degree of service to a larger proportion of our clients. We now have an approximately two-thirds representation from adults and one-third from teenagers, a straight line increase in demand. We are also experiencing a demand for service for younger clients as well although we limit the access of those who less than teenage.

Children’s Community volunteer program

Provision and coordination of the children’s respite care and associated services by OPAL staff.

Support Networks Program

The provision of family support services to families with special needs dependents. This includes the coordination of respite care and support service programs of a respite nature.





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