Accessible Lunenburg County
Visit the Joint Accessibility Advisory Committee's website at Accessible Lunenburg County.
The municipalities in Lunenburg County have developed the pdf Lunenburg County Accessibility Plan (344 KB) to improve accessibility in our region, and has been approved by all the municipal Councils. To write this plan, the Lunenburg County Joint Accessibility Advisory Committee consulted people with disabilities and organizations that represent people with disabilities. For more information, visit the website above.
Lunenburg County Joint Accessibility Advisory Committee
The Town of Lunenburg partnered with the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg, Town of Bridgewater, Town of Mahone Bay, and the Municipality of the District of Chester to form a Joint Accessibility Advisory Committee.
This committee provided advice to the municipal councils in Lunenburg County on identifying, preventing and eliminating barriers to people with disabilities in municipal programs, services, initiatives and facilities. The committee plays a pivotal role in helping municipalities to become barrier-free communities that comply with Nova Scotia’s Accessibility Act (2017).
For more, read the committee's pdf Terms of Reference (2.05 MB) .
Nova Scotia Accessibility Act
Under the Accessibility Act, municipalities must develop an accessibility plan by April 1, 2021. The accessibility plans must be updated every three years.
The Accessibility Act recognizes accessibility as a human right, and sets a goal to make Nova Scotia an accessible province by 2030. The goal of the act is to prevent and remove barriers that restrict people with disabilities from fully participating in society.
For more, read the Nova Scotia Accessibility Act.