Disabled Persons Commission

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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.



Read Deputy Minister Hartwell's message marking December 3, 2016

United Nations Day For Persons With Disabilities


** UPDATE **  We are pleased to inform you An Act Respecting Accessibility in Nova Scotia will be proceeding to the Law Amendments Committee in the Red Chamber, Province House, on Monday, November 7, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. Sign language interpreters, sighted guides and CART will be available.


Learn about Bill NO. 59, The Accessibility Act and follow its path through the Nova Scotia Legislature



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

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

Download a poster    


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