Programs, Services & Community Supports

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Commonly Requested Phone Numbers

Department of Community Services
For information related to the Disability Supports Progam (DSP).

Caregiver Benefit Program (formerly Caregiver Allowance)
For information related to this program for low income care recipients who have a high level of disability or impairment as determined by a home care assessment.

Employment Supports and Income Assistance (ESIA)
ESIA helps by giving you money for living costs, or providing other kinds of help, when you are unable to support yourself or your family and have no other reasonable options.


Family Pharmacare Program
For information about a provincial drug plan designed to help Nova Scotians with the cost of prescription drugs.


Canada Pension Plan Disability Benefits
Canada Pension Plan (CPP) Disability Benefits provide a monthly taxable benefit to contributors who are disabled and to their dependent children.

Disability Tax Credit
Learn about the Disability Tax Credit and find out how to claim the disability tax credit (DTC) for yourself, for a dependant, and more. Learn about the Disability supports deduction.

Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)
For information about your income tax and more.

Access Nova Scotia
For information about accessible parking signs, parking permits, motor vehicle information, etc.

A resource for individuals with disabilities in need of access to legal advice.

Nova Scotia League for Equal Opportunities (NSLEO)

A cross-disability, provincial consumer advocacy group for persons with disabilities.


Other Community Programs & Services

Links to useful information on programs, services and supports for persons with disabilities in Nova Scotia as well as other helpful resources.  Please note that many of these are external links and the Disabled Persons Commission is not responsible for the content or level of accessibility.

Also, American links found on this site are for informational purposes only.  Please be aware there are differences between Canadian and US laws and service delivery systems.

Travelling with a Disability

Related Government and Community Organizations

The Disabled Persons Commission works closely with government agencies, boards and commissions; and many organizations within Nova Scotia's disability community.  Follow the links below to learn more about these organizations and the work they do.

Government Agencies

Community Organizations


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