Events

Access Awareness Week Nova Scotia

May 26th – June 1st

Communities for All: Taking Action on Access Awareness

Events

Save the Date!

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

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 in Halifax 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.

Registration will be open in the Spring of 2024 so save this date! In the meantime, check out the actions below that you can take now!

Declare the week by raising the Access Awareness Week Nova Scotia (AAWNS) flag and proclaiming the week! You can now order an AAWNS Flag.

Do you know an individual, group, or organization who have taken intiative and shown leadership towards accessibility and improving the lives of people with disabilites? Nominate them for a Mel Hebb Hourglass Action Award! Deadline is March 28, 2024 at 4:30 PM.

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 disabilites joining our luncheon. This luncheon wil be for the 2024 recipients of the scholarships for students with disabiliteis administered by the PAANS committee and presented by our sponsors.

Registration will be open in the Spring of 2024 so save this date! In the meantime, if you are or know a student with a permenant disability who is pursuing post-secondary education in the fall, applications are open unitl April 5, 2024 at 4:30 PM.

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. Come back in Spring of 2024 to submit and view community events across Nova Scotia!

get involved

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. There are many ways to get involved.

  • Share the word about Access Awareness Week Nova Scotia
  • Order an Access Awareness Week Nova Scotia Flag below! 
  • Highlight accessibility efforts, improvements, or initiatives in your community
  • Plan an event to raise awareness and continue the conversation on the experiences of people with disabilities in your organization.
  • Check out the events that are happening on Access Awareness Week Nova Scotia including community events!
  • Share resources, learnings, and best practices related to accessibility