Imagine a Canada where no one is left out. A Canada that does not just accommodate disability, but one that is disability inclusive from the start. That is the Canada we are creating – for everyone.

 We invite you to join us for National AccessAbility Week (NAAW), taking place from May 26 to June 1, 2024!

This special week is 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.

Throughout NAAW we will highlight the work of individuals, organizations, and communities who are actively removing barriers and creating a more accessible and disability-inclusive Canada.

We will also take time to reflect on our ongoing efforts to become better and more inclusive.

This year’s NAAW theme is “AccessAbility is Within Reach”,  in which we will highlight the inclusive practices found within communities and workplaces across Nova Scotia. We hope you’ll join us in celebrating the achievements of Canadians with disabilities and supporting our shared vision of a more accessible and inclusive society.

Additionally, reachAbility is excited to introduce the Homecoming Series of Donations and Celebrations to our NAAW-NS 2024 festivities. This series is an opportunity for reachAbility staff to connect, give back, and build lasting relationships with community organizations in their hometowns. Our current staff projects include:

  • The donation of an assortment of musical instrument to the Yarmouth Association for Community Residential Options in support of their summer camp programs with Autism NS

  • The donation of two wheelchairs to the Lucasville Community Centre

  • The creation of a low-sensory room at the Youth Project center in Cape Breton

  • The donation of office supplies and creation of a coffee outreach station to the Peer Outreach Support Services & Education Project 

  • And more to come

Don’t miss this opportunity to gain valuable knowledge and perspectives that can inform your own efforts to create a more accessible and inclusive environment. We look forward to having you join us!  

 

NAAW-NS 2024: Schedule of Events

*Please note that the following schedule of events is hosted by reachAbility and subject to change. To stay informed, we encourage you to stay tuned to this page and to our social media feeds. (Links in footer.)

If you would like to know more about reachAbility’s NAAW events, or if you are interested in hosting your own event during NAAW anywhere in Nova Scotia, we want to hear from you! Reach out to us using the form below:

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Partners and Sponsors

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to our partners and sponsors for supporting this virtual, interactive, and accessible event, which is free and open to all Canadians. Join us as we bring together a diverse group of individuals who will share insights and shape accessible and inclusive communities and workplaces across Canada.

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