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.

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Please be advised:

 

Effective June 5th, 2017, the Disabled Persons Commission (DPC) will be moving to the Department of Justice 9th Floor of the Joseph Howe Building at 1690 Hollis Street in Halifax.   Please note that our contact information will remain the same.

This is an important milestone in transitioning the DPC to the Accessibility Directorate within the Department of Justice.

 

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Accessibility Legislation News

 

On April 27th, 2017 An Act Respecting Accessibility in Nova Scotia was passed by the Nova Scotia Legislature.  Read the Act here   An Act Respecting Accessibility in Nova Scotia (pdf)   HTML

** Please note that the Act will be available in alternative formats in the near future**

For more information about the accessibility legislation, go to http://novascotia.ca/coms/accessibility/ or check out or Accessibility News updates page here

 

 

 

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