Association for Community Living Beausejour Branch Phone: (204) 268-1803
Fax: (204) 268-2879
Email: aclbb@mts.net
 
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ACL-BB is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting individuals with developmental disabilities to lead the life that they choose.

We are currently accepting applications for permanent Full Time, Part Time and Casual positions within the Residential and Day Program divisions. Hours are dependent upon position acquired, and you must be willing to work shift work (overnights, evenings, weekends).

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"One of the marvelous things about community is that it enables us to welcome and help people in a way we couldn't as individuals. When we pool our strength and share the work and responsibility, we can welcome many people, even those in deep distress, and perhaps help them find self-confidence and inner healing:"

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  Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF)

Harper Government Invests in Improvements to Beausejour's Community Infrastructure

On April 19, 2013, James Bezan, Member of Parliament for Selkirk-Interlake, on behalf of the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced support for the upgrades to Association for Community Living - Beausejour Branch (ACL-BB) under the Harper Government's Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF).

"I am proud to see the Association for Community Living - Beausejour Branch benefit from our Government's support for local infrastructure", said MP Bezan. "Our investment here will help to ensure that ACL-Beausejour Branch continues to meet the needs of the families and community members who depend on this facility."

The Harper Government's investment of $247,084 will allow the ACL-BB to retrofit a portion of its building. Previously used as a recycling facility, this investment will provide the community with a new space for public use that will offer enhanced programming for seniors and provide a greater variety of services to individuals living with disabilities.

"The Association for Community Living - Beausejour Branch is a non-profit community based organization which provides person-centered opportunities for adults living with intellectual disabilities to lead the life they choose with dignity and respect," said Linda Gmiterek, Executive Director. "ACL-BB is truly honored and more than delighted that we have been selected to receive funding from the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund. This funding will not only add to the health and well-being of our participants, but it will also provide additional space for growth in the future."

In Economic Action Plan 2012, the Harper Government announced further support to help communities across the country modernize their infrastructure. Our Government committed $150 Million over two years for the Fund. The Fund supports projects that look to improve existing community infrastructure accessible for use by the public, such as community centres, recreational buildings, local arenas, cultural and other community facilities.

Since 2006, the Harper Government, through WD, has invested in job-creating, small and medium sized businesses, aerospace, marine and defence industries, and supported innovative entrepreneurs in pursuing emerging markets. By continuing to promote new economic opportunities, WD is helping to create jobs, economic growth, and long-term prosperity.

 
  THANK YOU to everyone that supported our 2016 Plant Sale. 

 

Our Greenhouse is closed for the 2016 Season.  See you next year.


Located in our back yard Greenhouse at 917 Park Avenue Beausejour, Manitoba

 

For further information contact

Kayla Farias at 204-268-1803 Ext 214 or email at:  kaylaf@aclbb.com 

Rolande Martinez at 204-268-1803 Ext 213 or email at:

rolandem@aclbb.com

 

 


 

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DONATIONS

 

Should you wish to make a donation to our Agency, please contact Kim Paterson at 204-268-1803 Ext 201 or email at:

kimp@aclbb.com

Tax receipts will be issued for monetary donations.

 

All donations received will go towards client programs

 

The ACL-BB Board of Directors, Staff and Clients sincerely thank you for donations.

 

 
 
 
  ACL-BB East Side Renovation Project

This dream started back in 2010 and today it is a reality with the financial help of the Federal and Provincial Governments.  ACL-BB was struggling with overcrowding as the East Side wasn't usable space as it previously housed a recycling facility for many years.  With the closure of the recycling facility this was the ending of one chapter and the beginning of a new chapter.

 

After numerous grant applications and having a few proposal accepted the project began.  Many thanks from the support of Manitoba Community Places Grant, the Thomas Sill Foundation, Manitoba Family Services and Labor, and the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF).

 

This project was divided into three phases.  Each phase was given to contractors from Beausejour.  The First phase being the front of the building which began in the spring of 2012 by Bullman Construction.

 

The second phase being the building envelope which began in the fall of 2012 by Kaatz Construction. 

ACL-BB had the third phase left and with this phase more grants were needed as this was the most expensive phase.

 

On April 19, 2013 James Bezan announced that ACL-BB will receive $247,084.00 towards the East Side Project through the CIIF Grant so the third phase began.  "ACL-BB is extremely grateful to the Government of Canada for their investment towards the retrofitting of our building.  This funding will not only add to the health and well-being of our participants, but it will also provide additional space for growth in the future" said Linda Gmiterek. 

 

The deadline to have this third phase completed to access the CIIF grant was March 31, 2014.  So it started with the Boge-Boge Engineering Firm to finalize the blueprints, to the tender process, to hiring a contractor.  The contract was awarded to Eric Scholz of SCR Ltd. from Beausejour.  

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East Side Entrance Before
East Side Entrance After
Board Room
Classroom with Smart Board
Healthy Living Room

Construction on the east side started in Mid December of 2013 and finished 3 1/2 months later at the end of March 2014.  I don't think there were many people who thought that this last phase would be possible in the time frame that was given.  The third phase being this beautiful space that is being used for a retirement area, sensory room, hygiene room, classroom, storage, a second multi-purpose room, a healthy living room and offices.  Because of this project, ACL-BB can now fulfill the need and the demand of people with disabilities who require services and improved on t he existing services.

 

A smart board was installed in the classroom to enhance learning.  Programs that will be offered is money management, anger management, hygiene, street safety, home safety, relationships and self esteem.  The healthy living room will be used for exercise programing and leisure activities.  The sensory room is specifically designed to have a calming effect and sensory products to help people when they are feeling overwhelmed.  The foundations room provides extra space needed for people to develop life skills, as well as provide a quieter work area for those who prefer a less crowded space.  The retirement room was developed with larger doorways and a larger gathering area giving retirees a warm relaxing space where they can enjoy each others company.  The Board room is to house all meetings. It is a multi function room with a kitchenette.  The hygiene room is used  for the hygiene program.  It is wheelchair accessible.