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numerous Nova Scotia employers pictured during LG Employer Partnership Awrd ceremonyTen employers have been presented with the Lieutenant Governor's Persons with Disabilities Employer Partnership Awards. Micco Companies was given the provincial award for their inclusive hiring. Read more.

anootated image of a redesigned Accessible IconWhat's in a symbol? The Accessible Icon Project believes visual representation matters and provides supplies and services to transform the old International Symbol of Access into an active, engaged image. As people with disabilities create greater rights and opportunities for social, political, and cultural participation, AIP feels that the images of accessibility should evolve too.  Learn more at accessibleicon.org.

Greg standing in front of his easel with paintbrushesGreg is an award-winning poet and a painter who works primarily with oils and wood burning techniques. Many of his imaginative ideas occur to him while recovering from one of his seizures.

Amber seated with her sketchbookAmber enjoys art and making music, her sketch books are filled with compelling images and vibrant colours. Her mental health is often the source of inspiration for her music and images.

Bill seated with some of his sculpturesBill has been the President of Handicapped Organization Promoting Equality (H.O.P.E) for close to 30 years and is involved with many organizations that support the inclusion of African Nova Scotians. Bill is a sculptor who works primarily with matchsticks. Bill is also blind.

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.