Working With Abilities - Resources for Employers

Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission: Know Your Rights

The Nova Scotia Human Rights Act prohibits employment discrimination against persons with mental and physical disabilities


Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission: Working With Abilities

This online course gives practical information and advice to support employers’ accommodation of persons with disabilities, building inclusion and respect for them in all workplaces in Nova Scotia.


reachAbility Association

Workplace services, diversity awareness training, employment matchmaking, consultation, and employment program.

(902) 429-5878

Nova Scotia Works - Team Work Cooperative

Facilitate inclusive employment and workplace opportunities for people in Nova Scotia.

(902) 422-8900

Government of Nova Scotia - Accessibility Directorate

Responsible for implementing and administering the new Nova Scotia Accessibility Act and addressing broader issues related to disability.


Business Accessibility Grant Program

Businesses can apply for a cost-shared grant to make accessibility-related improvements. Improvements can be for clients and customers, for employees, or both.


Canadian Association for Supported Employment (CASE)

A national association of community-based service providers and stakeholders working towards the Employment Inclusion of people with disabilities.


Employment Nova Scotia START program

Encourages employers to seek subsidies and other resources for inclusive hiring.

1 (877) 223-0888

Government of Canada – Employment and Social Development Canada

Funding programs for jobs, training, and social development projects, including for persons with disabilities.


Department of Community Services – Disability Support Program

The Disability Support Program (DSP) serves children, youth and adults with intellectual disabilities, long-term mental illness and physical disabilities in a range of community-based, residential and vocational/day programs.


Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB)

Blindness at Work: CNIB can help you learn about Workplace Accommodations for people with sight loss, Creating an Inclusive Workplace and Hiring Someone With Sight Loss.


Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)

Resources for workplace mental health.

LakeCity Works

Employment support, training and supported employment opportunities for people living with mental illnesses. 

Phone: (902) 465-5000