Promoting and supporting the inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in all aspects of community life for over 64 years.

Norfolk Association for Community Living (N.A.C.L.)

An inclusive life is one where the inherent right of all persons, regardless of their individual circumstances, mirror those rights of every other citizen. It is the embedding in the activities of the community, which are not obstructed by the varying degrees of ability afforded to humanity, where all persons are members.

About Us

NACL's 12 member Board of Directors, elected annually by the NACL membership is responsible for the Association and the policies which govern its support services. Our services are funded by the Ministry of Community and Social Services, United Way of Haldimand-Norfolk, fundraising and personal donations.

Over the years our agency has grown from a segregated preschool operated by volunteers to a multi faceted support system. At present, NACL provides residential lifestyle support for over 80 people and career support services for over 170 people with developmental disabilities in the County of Norfolk. Services provided are based on the needs and goals of the people we support.  For further information about our services, please visit our SERVICES section.

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NACL is a charter member agency of OASIS (Ontario Agencies Supporting Individuals with Special Needs). OASIS is an umbrella support network formed from a coalition of agencies in Ontario providing direct service support to people with developmental disabilities.       

NACL is a member of CLO (Community Living Ontario), a provincial association that promotes citizenship, belonging and equality of people who have an intellectual disability.  CLO is dedicated to developing inclusive communities.

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