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New Brunswick Coalition of Persons with Disabilities
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See What One Voice Can Do.

We are an advocacy group here to be your voice and to be your support when you feel there is no more fight left in you.

Welcome to the NBCPD

Who We Are and Why We're Here

NBCPD was founded BY and FOR individuals with disabilities, maintaining a board that is consistently comprised of 80% of this community. Born out of the necessity to advocate for the disabled population in New Brunswick, our non-partisan organization emerged with a singular objective: to realize an inclusive New Brunswick where individuals with disabilities enjoy improved living standards, access to appropriate assistance, and full and equitable participation in society.

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In New Brunswick, 26.7% of people between 15 and 65 reported having at least one disability in the 2017 Census.


On April 24, 2022, during a special event Coffee Chat with the NBCPD, Premier Higgs admitted he did not know how people with disabilities survived with the amount they have to live on monthly. See the clip here


Premier Higgs continues to choose to ignore the needs of over one-quarter of the population – people with disabilities – most of whom are living in extreme poverty, while he and his government brag of a surplus and recommends a raise for MLA’s.

Could YOU live on this amount? Year after Year?

Image shows a map of Canada outlining the different disability benefits amounts across the country. Emphasizes that New Brunswick is the lowest.

Alberta: The higher total welfare income amount is for the unattached single with a disability who is eligible for Alberta’s Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH)  program; the lower amount is for the unattached single with a disability who is eligible for Alberta’s Barriers to Full Employment (BFE) Program.

What's Happening At NBCPD

Upcoming Events

The NBCPD is excited to unveil a series of upcoming events that promote inclusivity and advocate for the rights of people with disabilities in New Brunswick.

We're inpiring and helping people with disabilitites live better lives.

Click here for more information the next Weekly Coffee Chat.

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Our Priorities

Social Justice

According to the Oxford Dictionary’s definition, social justice is “The objective of creating a fair and equal society in which each individual matters, their rights are recognized and protected, and decisions are made in ways that are fair and honest.” That describes perfectly what the NBCPD wants to see for people with disabilities in New Brunswick. To be on an equal playing field, those with disabilities sometimes require a bit of help; whether it be with income for those who are unable to work because of their disability, help with accessible transportation or housing, or funding to obtain the rehabilitative equipment they require to lead a productive life. Ever person matters. As a province, we must strive to leave nobody behind.

Wellness, mental health & recreation

In a post Covid19 world, we know that the mental health of many will be fragile. Whether it be struggling with some form of PTSD caused by the isolation of the pandemic, trying to adjust to being out in the world again, or accepting that while others are back out there, they are still coping with their own everyday normal of isolation. People with disabilities have been hit hard by the pandemic. Many rely on in-home care that was just not available or in short supply. Many could not afford the healthy food required to be in fighting form if they were to contract the virus. Once the pandemic is behind us, we want to encourage those who can go out by keeping them up-to-speed on what’s out there for them and accessible. If they need to stay in a little longer, we’ll be there for them with virtual activities.

Disability Awareness

Disability awareness is the key that will open doors. Whether it be to a better standard of living financially, better access to services or an equal chance to participate fully in society including working, studying and playing on an equal footing with others, it all starts with knowledge and understanding. NBCPD represents all disabilities, visible and invisible and will help you get connected to the right resources. Our services include:

  • Access to disability awareness training
  • Networking with other agencies
  • Accessibility Investigations
  • Data compilation
  • Meetings with government officials
"The campaign you are doing is a fantastic way to bring real faces to this issue. They are the silent voices of the people the government puts a number on. I applaud and ty for what you are doing"
Doug F
“I have been trying to advocate for myself of 7 years. Finally a group of people who listen to me”
Board Member
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