Below you will find links to popular programs, legislation, and rebates. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list. It does not include all possible links and information available on the presented topic. This section is for information purposes only. For specific, individual information requests, we recommend that you contact one of our counsellors for direct support. You can reach us at 423-1277 Ext 105 (local) or 1800-889-1889. You can also email us if you would like a response electronically.
List of Canadian Scholarships
The Copnick/Hilliard Scholarship is to assist students with a physical disability, enrolled at the post-secondary level in Canada. The purpose of the peer scholarship is to assist peer volunteers with a Spinal Cord Injury to advance their post-secondary education in the disability field.
Government Programs & Rebates
Home and Renovation
The Access-A-Home Program provides assistance to low to moderate income households who must adapt their homes for wheelchair use.
Home Adaptations for Seniors’ Independence Program
Helps low-income seniors pay for adaptions or modifications to their home.
FlexHousing is a practical approach to designing and building housing that allows residents to convert space to meet their ever changing needs.
Community ACCESS-ability Program
Funding is available to non-profit community organizations or groups, and municipalities for renovations that will provide universal public accessibility or to upgrade existing accessible facilities to improve universal public accessibility.
The RRAP for Persons with Disabilities offers financial assistance to homeowners and landlords to undertake accessibility work to modify dwellings occupied or intended for occupancy by persons with disabilities.
Canada Pension Plan
Nova Scotia Pharmacare Drug Programs and Funding
The Nova Scotia government assists with the payment of prescribed medications through a variety of programs.
Accessible Parking Program
To obtain the necessary vehicle plates or window permit, an application must be sent to Access Nova Scotia, an agency of the Province of Nova Scotia. The form requires completion by the individual and a physician. To obtain an application call 1-800-670-4357 or write Access Nova Scotia, Box 2734, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3L 3P7.
Accessible Parking Zone Permits and Plates
Health & Active Living
BOYNECLARKE LLP Barristers and Solicitors
Largest personal injury legal team in Atlantic Canada servicing the Greater Halifax region, all of Nova Scotia, and Atlantic Canada
Nova Scotia’s Guide to Disaster Preparedness
Tips for Persons with Disabilities and Tips for Frail or Older Seniors (click to download)
Sports & Leisure
The Motion Picture Theatre Association and the National Advisory Council of Disability Organizations have a program that provides discounted admission to a support person accompanying a person with a disability to its member theatres across Canada.
Wallace MacAskill Yacht Club
Sailing school & disability sailing program
A program aimed at promoting individuals with disabilities to participate in the sport of Canoe Kayaking For more visit Canoe Kayak Canada’s website. For programs in your area please email Heather Corrigan (Atlantic Region) firstname.lastname@example.org
Transportation & Travel
Nova Scotia Trails
Find out which ones are wheelchair accessible by visiting their website. Click on “Find a Trail in Nova Scotia” and click on the area you are interested in and proceed to “Read The Trail” and the Activities section.
Dial-A-Ride Nova Scotia
A support network of non-profit, community-based transportation systems (Please check in your local area)
Door-to-Door accessible transportation in HRM (Information and registration form)
Halifax Metro Transit Accessible Low
Floor Bus Service
Accessible van rentals in the United States and Canada
Rebate on installation adaptive equipment (newvehicle)
Accessible Gas Stations
Links to finding accessible full service gas stations in Nova Scotia
Disability Travel Card Program
Attendant travels free on motor coach or via rail
Canadian Transportation Agency
Accessible Adventure Travel
Helping Canadians in financial need fly to necessary medical treatment