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.

Board of Directors

For over 63 years, NACL has promoted and supported the inclusion of people with disabilities in all aspects of community life in Norfolk County. To accomplish this mission we depend on teh skills and abilities of a diverse representation of people from our community. Based on a governance model, the Board is responsible for policy development and establishing direction for the Association.

The Board of Directors is combrised of up to 12 individuals with an interest in making a difference in the lives of people with a developmental disability.

What does a Director do?

- Determine the Associtation's strategic objectives and strategic policies.

- Appoint and direct the Association's top management.

- Monitor progress toward the achievement of objectives and compliance with policies.

- Give an account of the Association's activities and membership.

- Attend and actively participate in monthly Board meetings.

- Participate on committees, task forces and at community events as required.

- Represent the best interests of the Association by following the mission and vision.

- Assist in the development of the Board by offering your acquired skills and life experiences

- Recruit and support new and current Board Members.

In order to be eligible, you must live within Norfolk County adn you must be a member in good standing of the Association. Click here to download a membership application form

If you have an interest in supporting inclusion into our community and would like to join this dynamic organization's Board of Directors, please call the office at 519-426-5000 ext 201 or email 


2016-2017 NACL Board of Directors

Franciss Dykstra President
Carol Purslow Vice President
Laurie Richards Treasurer
Helen Button Secretary
Ralph Savage Director
Cameron Benoit Director
Dr. Claire Morrissey Director
Stella Barker Executive Director of the Association


CLICK HERE to download the Association's Information Package to learn more!

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