Access Awareness Week Nova Scotia Events

Events

Registration Open!

The Partnership for Access Awareness Nova Scotia (PAANS) committee is excited to host these events for Access Awareness Week Nova Scotia 2024!

Proclamation Ceremony and the Mel Hebb Hourglass Action Awards Presentation

Date: May 27, 2024 | Time: 9:00-11:00 AM | Location: Halifax City Hall (1841 Argyle St, Halifax, NS)

Flag Raising

Date: May 27, 2024 | Time: 1:00 PM | Location: Province House, (1726 Hollis St., Halifax)

Stumbling into Advocacy: Stories from Accidental Activists | Online Event

Date: May 29, 2024 | Time: 12:00 – 1:30 PM | Location: Online via Zoom

Scholarship Luncheon

Date: May 31, 2024 | Time: 12:00 – 2:00 PM | Location: Atlantica Hotel, (1980 Robie St. at Quinpool, Halifax)

Deadline to register for the luncheon is May 17th, 2024!

Community Events!

PAANS events are not the only events that are happening during Access Awareness Week Nova Scotia. Check out the community events in Nova Scotia!

Proclamation Ceremony and the Mel Hebb Hourglass Action Awards Presentation

Date: May 27, 2024 | Time: 9:00 – 11:00 AM | Location: Halifax City Hall (1841 Argyle St, Halifax, NS)

This is an hybrid event, both in-person and online options are available. This event will have ASL interpreters, CART, and sighted guide available for the event.

About the Event

Kicking off Access Awareness Week Nova Scotia with a proclamation of the week from the Halifax Regional Municipality to showcase the importance of access awareness. After the proclamation will be the presentation of the Mel Hebb Hourglass Action Awards to celebrate the community leaders who have taken action toward increasing accessibility and improving the lives for people with disabilities.

Important for Virtual Option

People who are interested in viewing the event virtually will receive more information from programs@nsleo.com on the week of May 21st, 2024. People who RSVP’ed to the virtual option after May 21st will be receiving the information as soon as possible.

An online and PDF version of the RSVP form is available below.

Flag Raising

Date: May 27, 2024 | Time: 1:00 PM | Location: Province House, (1726 Hollis St., Halifax)

This is an in-person event outside of the Province House. In case of poor weather, flag raising will be moved inside of Province House in the Red Room. ASL interpretation is available for this event. This event will be live streamed.

About the Event

Kick off Access Awareness Week Nova Scotia with the flag raising at Province House. Along with flag raising will be a proclamation of the week and remarks to declare Access Awareness Week Nova Scotia. Flag-raising will be live streamed on the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission YouTube page.

Want this event on your calendar? Email programs@nsleo.com with the subject “Flag-Raising Event.”

Stumbling into Advocacy: Stories from Accidental Activists | Online Event

Date: May 29, 2024 | Time: 12:00 – 1:30 PM | Location: Online via Zoom

This is an online event. This event will have ASL interpreters and CART for the event.

About the Event

Come and learn from the experiences of people with disabilities who didn’t choose to be activists, but must be, to live their life. They address gaps in our systems to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities in their community.

More infomation about the event to come!

Important for Attendees

A calendar invitation and invitation will be sent to people who registered for this event starting the week of May 6, 2024 with the link to the event from programs@nsleo.com.

Scholarship Luncheon

Date: May 31, 2024 | Time: 12:00 – 2:00 PM | Location: Atlantica Hotel, (1980 Robie St. at Quinpool, Halifax)

This is an hybrid event, both in-person and online options are available. This event will have ASL interpreters, CART, and sighted guide available for the event.

About the Event

Celebrate the accomplishments students with disabilities joining our luncheon. This luncheon will be for the 2024 recipients of the scholarships for students with disabilities administered by the PAANS committee and presented by our sponsors.

Deadline for registration is May 17th, 2024 or until all spaces are filled!

Individual Registration

Registering for yourself to attend our in-person luncheon? Use our Individual registration forms to register.

Click on the button below for the online form.

Click on the button below for the PDF form.

Group Registration

Attending as a group? This is for groups with a minimum of 2 people with a maximum of 8 people at a table. 

Click on the button below for the online form.

Click on the button below for the PDF form.

Virtual Registration

Unable to attend in person? This event has a virtual option available for those unable to attend in-person.

Click on the button below for the online form.

Click on the button below for the PDF form.

Applications Open!

Event Funding for Access Awareness Week Nova Scotia

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 Nova Scotia events in the year funds are received. Each applicant may apply only once a year.

All applications must be submitted by April 26th, 2024 by 4:30pm. You can apply with an online application form or fill out the PDF application form and email to programs@nsleo.com

Community Events

Submit your AAWNS Event!

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.  

You can fill out the form or email the following information below to programs@nsleo.com,

  • Your Name
  • Your Organization (if applicable)
  • Your Email Address
  • Information about your event
    • Event Title
    • Date and Time of Event
    • Location
    • Event Details
    • Link to Event
    • Contact information for attendees

Submit Your Community Event!

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Events

From the Community

Access Awareness Week Nova Scotia is for all Nova Scotians to promote and participate in to increase awareness around accessibility and inclusion of persons with disabilities. Come back in Spring of 2024 to submit and view community events across Nova Scotia!

Events

From the Community

Access Awareness Week Nova Scotia is for all Nova Scotians to promote and participate in to increase awareness around accessibility and inclusion of persons with disabilities. View community events below!

National AccessAbility Week Nova Scotia – reachAbility

Muliple Dates and Time

Location: In-Person and Online Events

The Municipality of the County of Richmond | Access Awareness Week Ceremony

May 27, 2024 | 10:30 – 11:30 AM

Location: Municipal Building – 2357 Highway 206, P.O. Box 120, Arichat, Nova Scotia B0E 1A0

National AccessAbility Week in Nova Scotia

Multiple Events | Both In-Person and Online

ReachAbility invites you to join us for National AccessAbility Week (NAAW), taking place from May 26 to June 1, 2024! Established in 2017, National AccessAbility Week (NAAW) is a time dedicated to celebrating the valuable contributions and leadership of Canadians with disabilities, as well as promoting efforts to increase accessibility and inclusion across the country.

This year Nova Scotia’s NAAW celebrations will feature numerous events across the province. Highlights include: an Interactive Online/in person Art Gallery and Open House at the reachAbility office.

The Municipality of the County of Richmond | Access Awareness Week Ceremony

Where: Municipal Building – 2357 Highway 206, Arichat, Nova Scotia B0E 1A0

When: May 27, 2024 from 10:30 – 11:30 AM

 

The Municipality of the County of Richmond is excited to host an event for Access Awareness Week on May 27th.

Flag Raising and Proclamation Ceremony will start at 10:30 AM to raise the flag and proclaim the week.

Award and Scholarship Ceremony will start at 11:00 AM to present Cape Breton’s Mel Hebb Hourglass Action Awards and PAANS Scholarship Recipients.

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How You Can Participate

Recognize Access Awareness Week Nova Scotia by getting involved locally, in your communities with organizations working to remove barriers to inclusion, including their local municipalities. Learn about the many ways to take action on access awareness.