Saying the two organizations share a common belief in the importance of a united voice and strength in numbers, the New Brunswick Union has selected Ability New Brunswick as its charity of choice for a three-year donation.
The union, which represents more than 10,000 New Brunswickers in the province’s private and public sectors, has pledged that Ability New Brunswick will receive a yearly donation of $12,000 for the next three years.
Susie Proulx-Daigle, president of the union, says it is strongly supportive of the good work Ability New Brunswick does in helping people across the province, and noted that many union members have family, friends and colleagues who have benefited from Ability New Brunswick and the work it does for people with disabilities.
“As a union, one of our guiding principles is there is strength in numbers,” Susie says.
“One single voice can be ignored, but when you’re together speaking as a collective, it’s powerful. We feel Ability New Brunswick does this for people with mobility disabilities. It brings them together, speaks as a collective, helps them access their communities in new ways, and pushes those in positions of power to improve life for all.”
Groups are invited to present to the union’s board of directors for the donation every three years.
Susie says it’s a difficult decision because there are many worthy organizations that apply for the donation. But she says Ability New Brunswick stands out for its efforts to make life better for as many as possible.
“The board sees giving back to an organization like Ability New Brunswick as our way of trying to improve our province outside of the work we do every day,” she says.
“Ability New Brunswick helps people succeed. Who wouldn’t want to be a part of that in some way? We want to work with groups making positive impacts on our province, and Ability New Brunswick certainly does.”