Accessibility in East Hants: Information for Businesses
Learn how you can make your business more accessible and inclusive.
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Accessibility improves business
Identifying and removing barriers for persons with disabilities can help to create a community that is built for everyone. Persons with disabilities will choose a business where they feel welcomed, and where they can easily get the products and services they want.
Persons with disabilities are a large and growing group of consumers. There are over 200,000 persons in Nova Scotia with disabilities. More than 40% of this population is over the age of 65. Learn more about the prevalence of disabilities in Nova Scotia.
Businesses can attract more customers and employees by removing as many barriers to access as possible, making East Hants open for business and open for employment, for everyone.
Make your business more accessible
Find resources and supports to remove barriers for customers and employees.
Information on a cost-shared grant through Nova Scotia Communities Culture and Heritage to make accessibility-related improvements for clients, customers, and employees.
Toolkits, guides and webinars from the Province of Nova Scotia to help businesses improve accessibility and comply with the Accessibility Act.
Information on East Hants’ Accessibility Advisory Committee and East Hants’ Accessibility Plan.
Learn about local opportunities to partner with Corridor Community Options, an organization providing residential and vocational environments to individuals living with intellectual disabilities.
Find skilled talent
Learn about programs and resources that help connect employers with the skilled talent pool of persons with disabilities.
A program provided by Inclusion Canada, the Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorders Alliance and their member organizations. This program offers education, access to qualified candidates who have an intellectual disability or Autism Spectrum Disorders, and recruitment support.
Information on wage subsidies available to businesses who wish to hire skilled persons with disabilities through the Opportunities Fund provided by Service Canada and TEAMWork Cooperative.
Information on March of Dimes Canada’s comprehensive suite of services for employers to help recruit and retain persons with disabilities and create inclusive workplaces.