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Emergency information for persons with disabilities in Cape Breton:


As of October 12, the Department of Community Services and the Canadian Red Cross has opened a Reception Centre/Overnight Shelter in Sydney at Centre 200.  CRBM Police will be transportating those who do not have transportation to Centre 200.  DPC will provide information as it becomes available...  See map 12.10.2016 4:00 PM ADT

A Help-line/email has been set up to assist resident in CBRM.  If you require assiatance, pleae call or e-mail 902-562 HELP or stormhelpline@cbrm.ns.ca. 14.10.2016 3:30 PM ADT






What is the Disabled Persons Commission?

The Nova Scotia Disabled Persons Commission (DPC) gives people with disabilities living in Nova Scotia a way to participate in the provincial government policy-making process. The DPC advises policy-makers and program-developers about:

  • the needs of people with disabilities                                                                                                                        

  • the issues and concerns that affect the lives of people with disabilities throughout the province

Learn more about the Disabled Persons Commission.



We are pleased to annouce the DPC has moved to Nelson PLACE, 5675  Spring Garden Road in Halifax.  Our telephone and e-mail addresses remain the same.





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The Federal Government has annouced national public consultations on federal Accessibility Legislation.

Meetings will be held in Halifax on December 9th, 2016  Learn more.





   Our New Video: Opening Doors for Everyone.  Watch now, Described Video



Read about Nova Scotia's Accessibility Legislation.



Read about the development of Nova Scotia's Accessibility Legislation.




Check out our latest Disability Factsheets!



Check out our latest Disability Factsheets!




Nova Scotia Respite Partnership


Learn about The Nova Scotia Respite Partnership


United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities


Read the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities