Halifax Association for Community Living (HACL)
is a not-for-profit, charitable organization serving adults,
youth, and children
intellectual disabilities and their families in Halifax Regional
Municipality. We believe that all people should be accepted as responsible, contributing members of their family and society.
Our organization was founded in 1954, when it was created by a
group of families who had children with intellectual
disabilities. They refused to place their children and family
members in institutions, and instead they worked to create
supports in the community.
We honor our founding members by continuing to inspire
possibilities and create opportunities for people with
intellectual disabilities of all ages in the Halifax area.
Our services are person-centered, holistic, and inclusive. We
work to ensure a future for people with intellectual
We are governed by a volunteer board. Our funding comes from a
variety of sources, including grants from the Department of
Community Services, private donations and gifts, and fundraising
efforts. If you would like to support our work and make a