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Past PAANS Events

Check out what happened at Access Awareness Week 2023 with our highlights!

Flag Raising and Proclamation Ceremony and the Presentation of the Mel Hebb Hourglass Action Awards

May 29th, 2023

9:00am - 11:00am

Grand Parade and Halifax Hall

Municipal Accessibility Across Nova Scotia 

May 30th, 2023

12:00pm-1:30pm

Virtual on Zoom

Scholarship Luncheon

June 1st, 2023

12:00pm-2:00pm

Halifax Tower Hotel

Check out events that are happening in Nova Scotia from the community

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We promote the inclusion of all Nova Scotians with disabilities as equals. If your community or group is planning a public awareness, community partnerships or education event, we are happy to promote it on this site.  We aim to foster an environment of equal participation for persons with disabilities within Nova Scotia, Canada and around the world. 

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Nova Scotian individuals, groups or organizations can apply to potentially receive $100.00 or more. Funds awarded may vary from the amount applied for depending on the total number of applications received. Funds must be used solely for the purpose of Access Awareness Week NS events in the year funds are received. Each applicant may apply only once a year.

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Past Events from Community

Access Awareness Week: Municipality of the County of Richmond and the Village of St. Peter's
May 29, 2023 - May 31st, 2023
Multiple Locations
Taste & Talk with Neil Squire Nova Scotia Team
May 29, 2023 - 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Ri
ver Run Cafe: 115 Provost Street, New Glasgow
SHOOTING STARS
May 30th, 2023 - 6:00-8:00 PM, Doors open at 5:30 PM
Halifax Central Library: Spring Garden Rd. Paul O'Reagan Hall
Community BBQ
May 31st, 2023, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Prescott Group: 3430 Prescott Street Halifax
Accessibility Confident Employers: Recruiting and Hiring
May 31st, 2023, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Virtual
ReDesigning Access for Social Change
May 31, 2023 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Virtual (Zoom)
"Making a Home, Assisted Living in the Community for Young Adults with Disabilities" Book Launch
POSTPONED 
After Popular Attention Washes Away: Check‑in Post‑Fiona
June 2, 2023 at 12:00 PM
Virtual (Zoom)
Celebrating AccessAbility At reachAbility
June 2, 2023 at 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
reachAbility: 3845 Joseph Howe Drive, Suite 201
Access Awareness Week: Municipality of the County of Richmond and the Village of St. Peter's

May 29th, 2023 - May 31, 2023

The Municipality of the County of Richmond and the Village of St. Peter's would like to invite you to a variety of events that will take place from May 29th - May 31st, 2023 to celebrate achievements made both by and for persons with disabilities. 

Flag Raising/Proclamation
Where: Municipal Office, Arichat
When: May 29th, 10:00 AM
Warden Amanda Mombourquette will read a proclamation to honor, celebrate or create awareness and engage individuals on issues around access and inclusion during the raising of the Accessibility flag.

Mel Hebb Award & Scholarship Ceremony
Where: Council Chambers, Arichat
When: May 29th 10:30 AM
Join us in the celebration of the selection of the Youth Champion Award. For the first time, the recipient is from Cape Breton, and will be recognized for their work in improving the lives of persons with disabilities. Scholarships will also be awarded to Cape Breton recipients. A presentation on the Opportunity Fund will be presented.
*Refreshments will be provided.

Move-It/Town Hall
Where: Municipal Office, Arichat (rain location, La Picasse, Grande Salle)
When: May 30th 4:30pm
Join us for a procession along the sidewalk of Arichat to support individuals and raise awareness for a more diverse and inclusive environment.  This event will be followed by a Town Hall session where the Accessibility Advisory Committee will showcase the actions from the Richmond Accessibility Plan. A presentation on the Opportunity Fund will be presented.
*Refreshments will be provided

Move-It/Town Hall
Where: Municipal Office, St. Peter's United Church
When: May 31th 4:30pm
Join us for a procession along the sidewalk of St. Peter's to support individuals and raise awareness for a more diverse and inclusive environment.  This event will be followed by a Town Hall session where the Accessibility Advisory Committee will showcase the actions from the Richmond Accessibility Plan. A presentation on the Opportunity Fund will be presented.
*Refreshments will be provided

Taste & Talk with Neil Squire Nova Scotia Team

May 29, 2023 - 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

River Run Cafe: 115 Provost Street, New Glasgow

Neil Squire's Nova Scotia team will be at River Run Cafe in New Glasgow. Come have a talk to us and you will get a hot coffee and Cafe treat on US! . The 4 of us can't wait to talk about our Employment, Digital Literacy, AT Helpdesk and Maker Making Change programs.

For more information about the event, contact Kelly Carrigan through email at kellyc@neilsquire.ca and/or phone number, (902) 755-4942

SHOOTING STARS

May 30th, 2023 - 6:00-8:00 PM, Doors open at 5:30 PM

Halifax Central Library: Spring Garden Rd. Paul O'Reagan Hall

Featuring awareness throughout the Down Syndrome Society arts program Team Possibles is debuting their documentary as well others that are featuring their own documentary

If you have any questions or have accessibility needs, please contact Will Brewer at planet212023@outlook.com

Community BBQ

May 31st, 2023, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Prescott Group: 3430 Prescott Street Halifax

Featuring live music by Re:Joyce, Marcel Amores, Mark Flowerdew, and special guests. Jointly hosted by Community Food Centres Canada, ARK, and Prescott. NGO "Disability Without Poverty" will have petition postcards available to sign and send to the federal gov't to: (1) make Bill C-22 (The Canada Disability Benefit Act) into law, (2) include The Disability Benefit in the 2023 budget, and (3) include people with disabilities in the design/implementation of The Benefit.

For more information about the event, contact Dorothy Patterson (ARK) through email at info@arkoutreach.com.

Accessibility Confident Employers: Recruiting and Hiring

May 31st, 2023, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Virtual

Join Sea Change CoLab for a 90-minute engaging and interactive workshop focused on Accessibility Confident Employers: Recruitment and Hiring as we honour National Accessibility Week in Canada. By the end of the workshop you’ll be able to:

  • Define disability, accessibility, and barriers to accessibility

  • Explore the business case for accessibility

  • Identify accessible recruitment and hiring challenges

  • Explore four promising practices for becoming an Accessibility Confident Employer

Advance registration required via link.

For more information, contact Corrie Melanson (she/they) through email at info@seachangecolab.com or through phone at 902-802-8558. Learn more at www.seachangecolab.com

ReDesigning Access for Social Change

May 31, 2023 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Virtual on Zoom

As important conversations range from local, national, to international spaces, navigating the systems to meaningfully participate gets increasingly difficult. More so if accessibility was not designed from the start. Acknowledging the barriers to accessing these critical conversations is key to disability inclusion within the international cooperation sector. Learn from Amanda about the gaps she found during her experience at the 67th session of the Commission on the Status of Women and gain the tools you need to start including accessibility from the start.

ASL Interpretation and CART are available for this event. 

 

For more information about the event, contact Amanda at amanda.hendrie@reimagine17.ca 

After Popular Attention Washes Away: Check‑in Post‑Fiona

June 2, 2023 at 12:00 PM

Virtual on Zoom

Hurricane Fiona remains the most expensive extreme weather event ever recorded in Atlantic Canada and is now the seventh largest in Canada's history in terms of insured damages. Average annual losses from disasters have quadrupled since 2008 and are forecast to be $15.4 billion in Canada by 2030. The federal government launched the Hurricane Fiona Recovery Fund, totaling $300 million over 2 years. The province of Nova Scotia launched a $40M financial relief package, with additional sector-specific compensation.

 

Has this relief funding reached those that need it most? How are communities repairing and rebuilding and how are individuals, especially those with a disability recovering post-Fiona? How do we ensure relief programs and services are accessible and support people with disabilities? This panel will explore the challenges in post-disaster recovery and the opportunities for improvement.

 

For more information about the event, contact through email at MIPP@DAL.CA

Celebrating AccessAbility at reachAbility

June 2, 2023 at 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

reachAbility: 3845 Joseph Howe Drive, Suite 201

Join reachAbility and our province-wide partners at this event sharing resources, tools, food, and prizes. Everyone is welcome. The event is scheduled for Friday, June 2nd 1PM - 3PM, and we encourage you to register on our website to participate. This event is an opportunity to embrace and celebrate diversity, inclusion and accessibility in our community.

 

For more information about the event, contact reachAbility through email at info@reachability.org and/or phone number 902-429-5878

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