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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.

pdf Accessibility Advisory Committee Terms of Reference (244 KB)


Current Members

  • Stephanie Keilhack (Staff Lead,lived experience),
  • Helen Sims (Cumberland County Transportation Services),
  • David MacEwan (Village of Pugwash representative),
  • Darrell Fagan (Village of River Hebert representative),
  • Lisa Betts (Pugwash clerk/treasurer),
  • Andrea Meekins (Nova Scotia Early Childhood Development Intervention Services representative),
  • Catherine Elma Aquino (lived experience)
  • Melanie Prendergast (committee secretary, Municipality of Cumberland staff)
  • Maggie Pitts (former committee chair, Municipality of Cumberland staff)

Cumberland County Transportation ServicesCumberland County Transportation Services is a rural transportation service seeking to provide reliable, affordable and accessible transportation to residents of Cumberland County to where they need to go when they need to get there.

The Municipality of Cumberland is trying to become more accessible for everyone. We are looking for your input on ways to improve, and hope you find information here about our first Joint Accessibility Plan and accessible features in our municipality.

Accessibility Plan

We have created our first 3-year Joint Accessibility Plan using this toolkit and long-term vision as mandated by the Nova Scotia Accessibility Act.

We will be announcing additional ways to participate.


    • Contact the Community Engagement Coordinator to submit feedback, request the Joint Action Plan in an alternate format, or to ask questions related to equity, diversity, inclusion, accessibility, or poverty reduction.
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      (902) 694-3159


Cumberland Recreation has a variety of accessible equipment available to borrow. Visit their page for more information, and have fun!

Folder Accessibility Advisory Committee Meeting Notes
Folder Accessibility Advisory Committee Meeting Agendas