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Impact Stories


United Way of Central New Brunswick is proud to work with the Community Action Group on Homelessness to eliminate chronic and episodic homelessness in Fredericton. This story is by advocate and Peer Advisor Kari Hirst.


Newcomers arriving in our community walk unfamiliar streets and face potential isolation. But thanks to MCAF, Yusuf was able to learn more about his new community when he arrived in Fredericton.


Literacy is an issue faced by more than 26% of Central New Brunswickers just like Cynthia who moved to Fredericton from Guana and didn't know how to read.


For families like the McKiels whose boys face unique intellectual challenges, summertime can mean inaccessible childcare and exclusion.


Meet Aaron, an ambitious and adventurous 27 year old. In 2013, after being stationed in Victoria, BC with the Navy, Aaron was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Eight months later, Aaron found himself back in Oromocto ready to start his new, albeit unexpected, journey.


Paige VanDine lives with Spina Bifida. The outgoing 23-year-old lives in Red Bridge, New Brunswick, just outside of Woodstock. Paige struggled to find a job that suited her abilities and often felt like she wasn’t living up to her potential.


After her arrival in 2014 with her family, Fatou struggled to find a program that could help build her literacy skills while also working with her to find a convenient time to fit her schedule. Thankfully, Fatou connected with Adult Literacy Fredericton and is now working on her reading and writing every day, either with her tutor or on her own at home.


Rachele, although faced with vision impairments, is a successful student in her third academic year of university thanks to the training and support from CNIB.


After an unexpected injury, George found himself unable to do the things he loved. Once he connected with Ability New Brunswick, his life completely changed.