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Disabled Persons Commission

The Access 2 Card provides persons with a disability a personalized card printed with their name and the card’s expiry date. When going to their attraction of choice, they simply need to present the card along with a piece of ID (not required for cardholders who are minors), and their attendant will receive a free ticket. The Access 2 card is accepted at entertainment venues across Canada, including Cineplex Theatres and many Nova Scotia attractions.  Learn more.

Opportunity for Youth with Disabilities:  As part of Partnership for Access Awareness Nova Scotia (PAANS) week, a Youth Summit is being held to give young Nova Scotians living with disabilities the opportunity to voice their experiences and develop leadership skills as they move toward productive and healthy lives. The Summit will be held from May 29-31st and will host youth living with disabilities, adult supporters/mentors and personnel from government.

Nova Scotia youth aged 14 to 30 who are living with disabilities are encouraged to register today!  Learn more.

 

Did you Know?  Nova Scotia Legal Aid offices are now providing summary advice service in relation to issues in the following areas of law: Canada Pension Disability (CPP); Employment Insurance (EI); Income Assistance (IA); and, Residential Tenancies (RT). This is an initiative meant to assist qualified legal aid clients.  Individuals can contact their local office to make application for summary advice.  Learn more.

 

 

The Smart Apartment is an interactive model that replicates a typical home, but with one very important difference: it is equipped with an array of assistive technology that enables individuals with disabilities to control their surroundings. Learn more

Free art making with tea and coffee, socials with friends, and artists in the community hosted at Chocolate Lake Rec Centre by Team Possibles: Every Tuesday afternoon 12:00 - 3:00. All abilities and ages welcome, drop in for free art making. Learn more

 

 

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.

 

 

Stay informed about the proposed Accessibility Legisation for Nova Scotia.  Lean more

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