Section 6: Government of New Brunswick Services

Premier’s Council on the Status of Disabled Persons / Conseil du Premier Ministre sur la condition des personnes handicapées

The Premier’s Council on the Status of Disabled Persons is a body for consultation, study and information sharing, which was created to advise the provincial government on matters relating to the status of persons with disabilities. The Council reports directly to the Premier of the Province.

The Premier’s Council on the Status of Disabled Persons will:

  • offer information, advice and/or intervention in cases where persons with disabilities are having difficulties in gaining access to needed services.
  • receive briefs and suggestions from individuals and groups concerning the status of persons with disabilities.
  • undertake research on matters relating to persons with disabilities.
  • recommend programs concerning the status of persons with disabilities.
  • make referrals to, and consult and collaborate with, universities and individuals on matters which affect persons with disabilities.
  • propose legislation, policies and practices to improve the status of persons with disabilities.
  • publish any reports, studies and recommendations as the Council considers necessary.
  • appoint special committees when needed.
  • maintain information on subjects related to persons with disabilities and on any services/programs likely to be of interest to persons with disabilities.

 

Premier’s Council for the Status of Disabled Persons /
Conseil du Premier Ministre sur la condition des personnes handicapées
Suite 648
440 King Street
Fredericton, NB   E3B 5H8
Tel: 444-3000
Fax: 444-3001
Web Site: http://www.gnb.ca/0048Email: [email protected] SUPPORT SERVICES to EDUCATION

Health and social services aimed at improving the functioning of students in the public school system.  In partnership with the Department of Education, this program is directed toward children who have physical, perceptual, behavioural, communication or intellectual difficulties, where the student, family or school requires support services.

Contact local Family and Community Services office for details.
Julie Caron 457-6765 (children with special needs).
Family and Community Services office for Fredericton 1-866-444-8838.

Department of Health

Department of Health
P.O. Box 5001, Room 202
Fredericton, NB E3B 5G4
Tel: 457-3513
Fax: 444-4697

 

Mental Health Centres

Location

Telephone

Fax

Bathurst

547-2038

547-2978

Campbellton

789-2440

753-6969

Caraquet

726-2030

726-2090

Edmundston

735-2070

737-4448

Fredericton

453-2132

453-8766

Grand Falls

475-2440

475-2452

Miramichi

778-6111

778-5296

Moncton

856-2444

856-2995

Richibucto

523-7620

523-7678

Saint John

658-3737

658-3739

St. Stephen

466-7380

466-7501

Sussex

432-2090

432-2046

Woodstock

325-4419

325-4610

Department of Post-Secondary Training and Employment

Student Services Branch

548 York Street,
P.O. Box 6000
Fredericton, NB E3B 5H1
Tel: 453-2577
Toll Free: 1-800-667-5626
Fax: 444-4333
Web Site:  www.gnb.ca/dol-mdt/index.htm

Training and Employment Support Services (TESS)

Support services to help persons with disabilities go back to school or get a job are available through the TESS program.  The following is a list of TESS contact persons by region:

Péninsule acadienne

20 E boul. St. Pierre O.
C.P 5644
Place Bellevue
Caraquet, NB E1W 1B7
Tel: 726-2639
Fax: 726-5207
Contact: Roger Lanteigne

Campbellton Region

157 Water Street,
P.O. Box 5001
Campbellton, NB   E3N 3H5
Tel: 759-6666
Fax: 759-6696
Contact: Caroline Rouleau

Bathurst Region

275, Rue Main
Place Harbourview Piece 300
C.P. 5001
Bathurst, NB E2A 3Z9
Tel: 548-4084
Fax: 549-5782
Contact: Gisèle Roy

Edmundston Region

121 rue de l’Église
Carrefour Assomption
Suite 408
Edmundston, NB   E3V 3L3
Tel: 735-2676
Fax: 735-2448
Contact: Pauline St-Onge

Fredericton Region

633 Queen Street,
P.O. Box 6000
Fredericton, NB E3B 5H1
Tel: 457-6704
Fax: 453-2869
Contact: Judy Cumberland

Miramichi Region

150 Pleasant Street,
Miramichi, NB E1V 3V5
Tel: 627-4424
Fax: 627-4597
Contact: Gerry Cormier

Moncton Region

770 Main Street,
P.O. Box 5001
Assumption Building, 7th Floor
Moncton, NB E1C 8R3
Tel: 856-2414
Fax: 869-6202
Contact: Denise Bourgeois-Gallant or Abby Bourque-Coyle

Saint John Region

1 Agar Place,
P.O. Box 5001
Saint John, NB E2L 4Y9
Tel: 643-7442
Fax: 643-7443
Contact: Ron Davis

Department of Social Development

Disability Support Program

Provides personalized, flexible disability supports for persons with disabilities in the development of their personal disability support plans. It allows for the provision of independent facilitation and the use of person centered approaches to planning and designing disability supports.

http://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/departments/social_development/services/services_renderer.200972.Disability_Support_Program.html#serviceDescription

Contact:

Sartain MacDonald Building
P.O. Box 6000
Fredericton, NB E3B 5H1
Tel: (506) 453-2001
Fax: (506) 453-2164
Email: [email protected]

Career Development Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities

Provides career development opportunities to support New Brunswickers with disabilities who are receiving social assistance, achieve their goals.

http://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/departments/social_development/services/services_renderer.200974.Career_Development_Opportunities_for_Persons_with_Disabilities.html#serviceDescription

Contact:

Sartain MacDonald Building
P.O. Box 6000
Fredericton, NB E3B 5H1
Tel: (506) 453-2001
Fax: (506) 453-2164
Email: [email protected]

Family Supports for Children with Learning Disabilities

Family Supports for Children with Disabilities is a voluntary program that provides social work support and financial resources to families to assist with the care and support required to meet the special developmental needs of their child with disability. Services are intended to strengthen families and support parents in caring for their children.

http://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/departments/social_development/services/services_renderer.10195.Family_Supports_for_Children_with_Disabilities_.html

Contact:

Sartain MacDonald Building
P.O. Box 6000
Fredericton, NB E3B 5H1
Tel: (506) 453-2001
Fax: (506) 453-2164
Email: [email protected]

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