Acadia’s Best Buddies Chapter is part of a larger organization: Best Buddies Canada. Best Buddies Canada is a national charity that helps to create friendships between people with intellectual disabilities and students.
Students from Acadia are paired in a one-to-one friendship, based on similar interests, with members of the community usually associated with either L’Arche or the Community Living Alternatives Society. The “Buddy Pairs” are encouraged to communicate weekly and spend time together a minimum of twice a month. At least four times a year, the whole chapter attends a group activity which is planned by the Chapter Executive Team.