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2023 Access Awareness Week Nova Scotia
May 28-June 3, 2023

Nova Scotia's Access Awareness Week is about raising awareness and promoting inclusion. We believe in taking action to  address some of the most pressing issues facing persons with disabilities. Please join us by supporting our efforts to make a measurable difference in our communities.

 

What We Do

Making A Difference

Formal Proclamation & Flag-raising ceremonies

Formal Proclamation & Flag-raising ceremonies

Reinforcing our Commitment

With accessibility and inclusion always in the forefront, we strive to educate and develop strategies through new partnerships and initiatives on disabilities. Changing the perception and narrative are things that we take very seriously, and our team is working each and every day to make a positive impact. Contact us to learn more about our commitment to this cause.

Happy man in a business suit presents an award certificate to a young girl in a blue dress.

Scholarships for Students with a Disability

Engaging the corporate and private sectors

Through NS Access Awareness Week, we are dedicated to stepping up our efforts. Education is particularly challenging for students with a disability but through community empowerment and sponsors we believe we can facilitate progress in this area. We are always striving to make a difference and invite you to learn more and lend your support.

2019 Mel Hebb Award Winners photo with 10 people in it standing side by side holding their awards

Mel Hebb Hourglass Action Awards

Recognizing Disability Champions

With inclusion and equitable access always in mind, we strive to recognize the work being done by community champions. Accessibility and inclusion are things we take very seriously, and our champions are working each and every day to make a positive impact. Contact us to learn more about the Mel Hebb Hourglass Action Awards.

Neil Squires AAW Open House - New Glasgow

Community Events

Communities take a Leadership Role

Throughout Access Awareness Week, organizations in both the private and public sector take a leadership role and host events in their communities to raise awareness about accessibility and inclusion. Through community empowerment, events large and small facilitate conversations and actions for progress. We are always striving to make a difference and invite you to learn more and lend your support.

 
Young Girl in a red wheelchair happily moving and waving her hands in the air.

“However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.”

Stephen Hawking

 
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Keith Gelhorn, CEO & Founder of ADDvocacy ADHD & Life Skills Coaching Ltd., speaks on the challenges neurodiversity presents