Accessible Cumberland

The Municipality of Cumberland is trying to become more accessible for everyone. We are looking for your input for developing a Accessibility Plan, and hope you find information here about our planning process and accessible features in our municipality.

Please weigh in by completing our accessibility survey, or contact us with suggestions.

We will be announcing additional ways to participate.

 

Accessibility Plan

We are creating a 3-year Accessibility Plan using this toolkit and long term vision as mandated by the Nova Scotia Accessibility Act.

 

Accessibility Advisory Committee

We have formed an Accessibility Advisory Committee that includes community members with disabilities and organizations representing those with disabilities. Our work will be to learn from the community and advise Municipal Council 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 the Municipality of Cumberland become an accessible community and meet its obligations under Nova Scotia’s Accessibility Act.

Accessibility Advisory Committee Draft Terms of Reference

Current members: 

  • Helen Sims (Cumberland County Transportation Services),
  • Catherine Aquino Russell (lived experience),
  • Leisa Babineau (lived experience),
  • Alicia McInnes (Cumberland Smile and Shine),
  • Brian Mooring (lived experience and Sunset resident represented by Sunset staff with Dave McEwan as main contact),
  • Lisa Betts (Pugwash clerk/treasurer)
  • Brenda Moore (Municipality of Cumberland staff/lived experience)
  • David Buell (Municipality of Cumberland staff)
  • Melanie Prendergast (committee secretary, Municipality of Cumberland staff)
  • Vicki Weaver (committee vice-chair, Municipality of Cumberland staff)
  • Maggie Pitts (committee chair, Municipality of Cumberland staff)

 

Accessibility Advisory Committee Meetings

Please contact us if you would like to be included in our next meeting as a guest speaker or attendee.

June 2020 Accessibility Advisory Committee Kick-off Meeting Agenda

June 1, 2020 Accessibility Advisory Committee Meeting Notes

June 25, 2020 Accessibility Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda

June 25, 2020 Accessibility Advisory Committee Meeting Notes

July 29, 2020 Accessibility Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda

July 29, 2020 Accessibility Advisory Committee Meeting Notes

September 9, 2020 Accessibility Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda

September 9, 2020 Accessibility Advisory Committee Meeting Notes

November 19, 2020 Accessibility Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda

November 19, 2020 Accessibility Advisory Committee Meeting Notes

February 10, 2021 Accessibility Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda

February 10, 2021 Accessibility Advisory Committee Meeting Notes

 

Accessible Features

As we learn how to best do this with the resources we have, please find some accessible municipal features and resources of note:

  • We have an Adapted Equipment Loan Program
  • There is an accessible beach mat and water wheelchair at Heather's Beach
  • A new park in Springhill (Mechanic Park) has many accessible features