ABLE SAIL

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c/o F. George Richard, President
8 Westshore Drive
Pointe-du-Chêne, NB E4P 5J7
Telephone: (506) 533-9750
If no response: (506) 533-7891
Email : [email protected]

Able Sail is a non-profit organization offering sailing opportunities to the disabled population of Southeast New Brunswick. To qualify, one only has to want to sail recreationally or to learn how to sail, and persons with any disability are welcome. Able Sail uses an adapted sailboat, the “Gordon McRae”, with qualified non-disabled sailing partners. They also have a single person craft called the “Michael Dunn” used for single person sailing instruction.

BIG BROTHERS – BIG SISTERS ASSOCIATIONS

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Aim to assist in the healthy development of children age 6 to 16 years, by providing a mature adult mentor volunteer friend. The objective of the association is to provide companionship and guidance to youth.

The regional associations are located in the following areas:

Fredericton
Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Fredericton-Oromocto
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473 King Street
Fredericton, NB
E3B 1E5
Telephone: (506) 458-8941
Fax : (506) 457-1367
Email : [email protected]

Miramichi
Telephone: (506) 778-2444
Fax: (506) 778-1855

Big Brothers/Big Sisters
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Moncton
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Moncton
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135 Kendra Street
Moncton, NB E1C 9V9
Telephone: (506) 857-3047
Fax: (506) 857-0929
Email : [email protected]

Saint John
Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Saint John Inc.
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Brunswick Square, 3rd Level
39 King Street
Saint John, NB E2L 4W3
Telephone: (506) 635-1145
Fax: (506) 633-7781
Email : [email protected]

Woodstock
Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Carleton-York
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16 – 109 Regent Street
Woodstock, NB E7M 2N6
Telephone: (506) 328-2094
Fax: (506) 328-4977
Email : [email protected]

BOYS’ AND GIRLS’ CLUB OF SAINT JOHN INC.

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Amy Shanks, Executive Director
1 Paul Harris Street
PO Box 2441
Saint John, NB E2L 3V9
Telephone: (506) 634-2011
Fax: (506) 648-0804
Email : [email protected]

The Club offers recreational and social programming to youth 2-17 years of age during the day and evenings. A daycare for 2-5 years of age is available five days a week as well as an after-school program for 5-12 year olds. The facilities of the Club are accessible.

CAMP ECTUS INC. – FORMATION & LOISIRS JEUNESSE

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Nadia Cormier, Director
PO Box 3022
Petit-Rocher, NB E8J 3E7

    • Telephone

    • Cormier : (506) 783-1122
    • Camp: (506) 783-2894

Fax

    • N.Cormier: (506) 783-1126
    • Camp Fax: (506) 783-2816

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Camp Ectus is a residential camp for children ages 6 to 13 with many years of experience in development and leisure in the great outdoors. Rental services are offered to groups such as the Girl Guides, Boy Scouts, children with special needs, families, social clubs, companies, etc. Services are available in French.

CAMP GLENBURN

Adrienne Boudreau
c/o The YMCA-YWCA
of Saint John
130 Broadview Avenue
Saint John, NB E2L 5C5
Telephone: (506) 832-5632
Fax: (506) 832-0907
Email : [email protected]

This is a residential camp for children of ages 7 to 16 years. Activities include swimming, canoeing, kayaking, camp craft, nature, arts and crafts, sports and more. Camp Glenburn strives to meet the needs of children with varying disabilities. Due to the steep terrain, mobility for some children is restricted; thus entrance into the program is assessed individually. Children with disabilities are integrated into the regular programs. All information regarding inscription to the program can be obtained from the Camp Director.

CAMP ROTARY

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Caine Harris, Director
c/o Easter Seals New Brunswick
(CRCD)
65 Brunswick Street
Fredericton, NB E3B 1G5
Telephone/TTY: (506) 458-8739
Fax: (506) 457-2863
Email : [email protected]

This camp provides a camping and therapeutic recreation program filled with a wide variety of activities promoting independence of all campers. It runs continuous integrated sessions from mid-June until the end of August. Seventy-six campers can be accommodated per session. The camp program is fully accessible and accredited.

It is offered to children and adults with various physical disabilities, as well as to those with diabetes, developmental disabilities and persons with speech or learning difficulties. The camp property includes a beach area on Grand Lake, a nature trail, a paved recreation area and a heated swimming pool. The camp’s therapeutic recreation program offers a wide variety of activities and the camp’s aim is to “focus on ability”.

CANADIAN COUNCIL OF THE BLIND – N.B. DIVISION

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Linda Sobey
National Representative for NB
761 Route 435 Hwy
Maple Glen, NB E1V 4X4
Telephone: (506) 622-4997
Email : [email protected]

James Cunningham, Coordinator
327 Spruce Street
Miramichi, NB E1N 3E6
Telephone: (506) 773-5869

Serves as a means of rehabilitation of blind persons through recreational and social events. Membership in the CCB is for those who are registered blind persons, although family members of blind people may become associate members.

There are 9 CCB clubs in New Brunswick located in Bathurst, Campbellton, Fredericton, Moncton, Miramichi, Saint John, Shippagan, Tracadie and Nackawic/Woodstock.

CANADIAN ASSOCIATION FOR DISABLED SKIING – NB

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Jim Bowland, President
35 Bloomfield Station Road
Bloomfield, NB E5N 4M5
Telephone: (506) 636-2229
Email : [email protected]

This Association provides specialized downhill ski programs for persons with disabilities. Programs are offered through three regional clubs in conjunction with New Brunswick’s three main ski hills: Crabbe Mountain, Mont Farlagne and Poley Mountain. Canadian Association for Disabled Skiing – N.B. also offers a cross-country ski program. Services available in English and French.

FÉDÉRATION DES SCOUTS DE L’ATLANTIQUE

Denyse Pelletier, President
126 Gerard Road
Haut-Saint-Antoine, NB E4V 3B1
Telephone: (506) 525-2093
Fax: (506) 525-9548
Email : [email protected]

This organization provides recreational activities which enhance the personal development of French youths (boys and girls) 7 to 21 years of age. Youths with physical, visual or hearing disabilities, speech or learning disabilities, or mild mental or emotional disabilities can participate in this movement. Services available in French.

GIRL GUIDES OF CANADA

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New Brunswick Council
55 Rothesay Avenue
Saint John, NB E2J 2B2
Telephone: (506) 634-0808
Toll-Free: (800) 565-8111
Fax: (506) 634-0908
Email : [email protected]

Provides opportunities designed to help girls and young women become responsible citizens able to give leadership and service to the community, whether local, national or global. Services are offered to most children with disabilities, according to local resources. Adult volunteers are also welcomed.

MONCTON COUNCIL FOR INTEGRATED RECREATION

357 Collishaw Street
Moncton, NB E1C 9R2
Telephone: (506) 859-1828
Fax: (506) 858-0271

Operates Club Shades of Moncton, a drop-in centre for people with developmental challenges. A non-profit organization primarily concerned with social and recreational integration for people who are developmentally challenged. Services available in English and French.

MONCTON EAST YOUTH CENTRE

Pikey French, Executive Director
43 Fergus Street
Moncton, NB E1C 2W3
Telephone: (506) 857-0358
Fax: (506) 854-9655

Offers recreational activities to children of 5 – 15 years of age. Children with a physical disability, with mild or moderate mental or emotional disabilities and children with speech or a learning disability are encouraged to participate.

APSEA/NB ELKS DEAF CAMP

Eugene Wood, Chair
c/o 2 Silverwood Court
Fredericton NB E3C 1K2
Telephone: (506) 459-3667
Email : [email protected]

During the first week of August, this group organizes and operates a week long summer camp for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deafened children of the Atlantic Provinces.

The camp is located near Harvey, NB on Magaguadavic Lake. The camp is owned by the Fredericton Capital Y’s Men and can accommodate 100 campers and staff. Services available in English.

NEW BRUNSWICK PUBLIC LIBRARY

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New Brunswick public libraries provide access to alternative format collections (Playaway, audio books on CD, DAISY talking books on CD, large print books, Braille, Print/Braille, described video, downloadable ebooks and audio books) for people with print disabilities (a person who cannot read print due to a vision impairment, physical disability or a learning disability).

For more information on the alternative formats available visit this website

Eleven public libraries in the province have an adaptive workstation available to transform print or text information into an accessible format. The workstations are wheelchair accessible and loaded with adaptive software and hardware such as System Access, ZoomText, OpenBook, Kurzweil 3000, a roller trackball mouse, a large print keyboard, a document scanner, and a 26 inch monitor. Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) units are also available in these eleven libraries. For more information and location of libraries with adaptive workstations and CCTV units visit this website.

New Brunswick Public Library Service offers a provincial Talking Book Service where patrons with print disabilities who are unable to visit a library or bookmobile can have alternative format collections (e.g. audio books and Braille) delivered to their home through the mail. For more information call 1-888-759-3535 or send an e-mail to [email protected]

Public libraries also offer a home library service for those unable to visit a library or bookmobile due to a disability. Library staff can prepare a package of books and other library materials to be delivered by a volunteer, a family member or friend. For more information, contact your local public library or bookmobile:

Bathurst Public Library
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1 – 150 St. George Street
Bathurst, NB E2A 1B5
Telephone: (506) 548-0706
Fax: (506) 548-0708
Email : [email protected]

Campbellton Centennial Library
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2 Aberdeen Street
Campbellton, NB E3N 2J4
Telephone: (506) 753-5253
Email : [email protected]

Mgr. W.J. Conway Public Library
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33 Irène Street
Edmundston, NB E3V 1B7
Telephone: (506) 735-4713
Schedule Info-Line: (506) 735-4714
Email : [email protected]

Fredericton Public Library
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12 Carleton Street
Fredericton, NB E3B 5P4
Telephone: (506) 460-2800
Email : [email protected]

Fredericton Public Library – Nashwaaksis
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324 Fulton Avenue
Fredericton, NB E3A 5P4
Telephone: (506) 453-3241
Fax: (506) 444-4129
Email : [email protected]

Chatham Public Library
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24 King Street
Miramichi, NB E1N 2N1
Telephone: (506) 773-6274
Email : [email protected]

Moncton Public Library
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101 – 644 Main Street
Moncton, NB E1C 1E2
Telephone: (506) 869-6000
Email : [email protected]

Kennebecasis Public Library
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1 Landing Court
Quispamsis, NB E2E 4R2
Telephone: (506) 849-5314
Email : [email protected]

Le Cormoran Library
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67 Ragged Point Road
Saint John NB E2K 5C3
Telephone: (506) 658-4610
Email : [email protected]

Saint John Free Public Library, Main Branch</strong
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1 Market Square
Saint John, NB E2L 4Z
Telephone: (506) 643-7
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La Moisson Public Library
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206 Canada Street
Saint-Quentin, NB
Telephone: (506) 235-1955
Email : [email protected]

PARASPORT NEW BRUNSWICK

900 Hanwell Road, Suite 13
Fredericton, NB
E3B 6A2

Executive Director 
Sally Hutt
506-238-4311
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Program Coordinator
Simon Richard
506-588-3386
[email protected]

Parasport NB is the umbrella organization of the official Paralympic Sports; we are also the governing Provincial Sport Organization (PSO) for wheelchair basketball and wheelchair rugby. We collaborate and partner with the able bodied PSOs to lead, develop, support and grow a parasport system in New Brunswick. Our vision is that all New Brunswickers have opportunities to participate in a positive and rewarding parasport experience.

RECREAPLEX INC.

1 – 122 Inch Arran Avenue
Dalhousie, NB E8C 1Y6
Telephone: (506) 684-7373
Fax: (506) 684-7356
Email : [email protected]

Recreaplex Inc. is a unique recreational centre for the whole family. It provides the following: 25-meter indoor leisure pool with a 30-meter water slide, two children water slides, a whirlpool, a sauna, a fitness centre and much more. The building is fully accessible to persons with disabilities.

RECREATION DEPARTMENTS AND PARKS

Most municipalities of the province have a recreation department which provides recreational facilities and programs which are offered to all children, usually up to the age of 17 years. Children with disabilities can take part in such programs. For more detailed information on the recreational services available in your area, contact your municipal office.

SAINT JOHN CANADA GAMES AQUATIC CENTRE

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Karen Irwin, General Manager
50 Union Street
Saint John, NB E2L 1A1
Telephone: (506) 658-4715
24 Hour info: (506) 658-4737
Fax: (506) 658-4730
Email : [email protected]

The Canada Games Aquatic Centre provides opportunities for facility usage, leisure swimming and learn-to-swim for special needs groups and individuals. Call their Centre staff for advice on available opportunities and placements.

SAINT JOHN ASSOCIATION OF THE DEAF

Wanda Berrette, President
c/o NBDHHS
324 Duke Street West
Saint John, NB E2M 1V2
Telephone :(506) 633-0599
(leave message)
Telephone: (506) 633-5057 Video Relay Service
Email : [email protected]

This association consists of a social and recreational club for deaf adults and children who use American Sign Language (ASL). Members get together for parties, bingo (once a month), meetings and special events.

SCOUTS CANADA

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Thomas Heath, Executive Director
NB Council
PO Box 21042
Quispamsis, NB E2E 4Z4
Telephone: (506) 847-9593
Fax: (506) 847-9579
Email : [email protected]

Provides opportunities to help youth and young people, 5 to 26 years of age, to develop as resourceful and responsible members of the community.

Programs are offered to children with physical disabilities, children with a mild or moderate mental or emotional disability, children with speech impediments or learning disabilities. Outdoor activities, leadership skills, life-skills training and group meetings are part of scouting fun and adventure. Services available in English.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS NB

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411 St. Mary’s Street, Unit 103
Fredericton, NB E3A 8H4
Telephone: (506) 455-0404
Fax: (506) 455-0410
Email : [email protected]

Special Olympics New Brunswick is a not-for-profit organization that provides sport competition and training for people with intellectual disabilities. These programs operate on an ongoing year-round basis within various communities throughout the province in two main categories: Competitive Sport Training and Community Sport Training. Programs are provided by certified coaches and trained volunteers. Special Olympics New Brunswick is an Accredited Chapter of Special Olympics Canada and therefore offers opportunities to compete at Local, Provincial, National and International levels.

Special Olympics New Brunswick offers programs in 16 different sports: floor hockey, bowling (5 pin, 10 pin and candlepin), swimming, nordic skiing, curling, skating (speed and figure), track and field, softball, snowshoeing, basketball, soccer, bocce, and golf. For more information on available programs, please visit their website for regional contacts.

THERAPEUTIC RIDING ASSOCIATIONS

These groups offer a horse-back riding program for children and adults with physical and mental disabilities. They are promoting riding as a recreational and developmental activity for persons with disabilities in New Brunswick. It is also being recognized by many therapists as an exercise that has enormous physical benefits. A doctor’s permission is required to enter the program.

The following groups can be contacted for more information:

Fredericton
Fredericton Therapeutic Riding Association
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Rodney Foster, President
18 Corey Street
McLeod Hill, NB E3G 5Y1
Telephone: (506) 457-1260
Fax: (506) 452-3525
Email : [email protected]

Moncton
Cavalier Riding Club
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Sheila Watling, President
253 Scotch Settlement Road
Irishtown, NB E1H 1R2
Telephone: (506) 386-7465
Email : [email protected]

Saint John
Shining Horizons Therapeutic Riding Association
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Kent Grass, Chairperson
1680 Red Head Road
Saint John, N.B. E2P 1K4
Head Instructor: Stacey Hope
Email : [email protected]
Telephone (work): (506) 652-3872
Telephone (Cellular): (506) 721-3266

YMCA

The YMCA provides recreational facilities for fitness, leisure, etc. They also provide child care services, camping opportunities and adult, youth and seniors programming and services. Services are available in English and French. For details of services offered to persons with disabilities, please contact the YMCA nearest you:

Fredericton
Fredericton YMCA
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570 York Street
Fredericton, NB E3B 3R2
Telephone: (506) 462-3000
Fax: (506) 462-3007
Email : [email protected]

Moncton
YMCA of Greater Moncton
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30 War Veterans Ave
Moncton NB E1C 0B3
Telephone: (506) 857-0606
Fax: (506) 859-8198
Email : [email protected]

Saint John
YMCA of Saint John (Saint John Y)
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130 Broadview Avenue
Saint John, NB E2L 5C5
Telephone: (506) 693-9622
Fax: (506) 634-0783
Email : [email protected]

YWCA

The YWCA of Moncton has been empowering Metro Moncton’s women and their families since 1920. They operate Moncton’s only women’s resource center

YWCA of Moncton
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135 Kendra Street
Moncton, NB E1C 9V9
Telephone: (506) 855-4349
Fax: (506) 855-3320
Email : [email protected]

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