Accessibility Tools


Cumberland County Transportation Services (CCTS)

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.


Culture and Recreation

Cumberland Recreation has a variety of accessible equipment available to borrow.

 Odyssey Semi recumbent Bike 

A person wearing a helmet drives an Odyssey Semi-Recumbent Bike, which has three wheels, back support and a lap belt. It is designed for someone under 225 pounds with limited mobility or balance issues. 



The Kipawo, a former ferry, in her final resting place in the deck of The Ship's Company Theatre. A worker touches up her paint, and the deck is decorated with flags and flowers. 


The Ship's Company Theatre in Parrsboro has assistive listening devices available to increase your ability to hear their plays. They also have front-row wheelchair-designated seating areas, a gender-neutral stalled washroom and an accessible, single-use/family washroom. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. 

Accessibility Plan

We have created our first 3-year  pdf Joint Accessibility Plan (1.50 MB)  using  pdf this toolkit (16.06 MB)  and  pdf long-term vision (1.42 MB)  as mandated by the Nova Scotia Accessibility Act.

We will be announcing additional ways to participate.MCC AAC Plan Progress graph 2024 03 1

A bar graph shows the progress of tasks in the Joint Accessibility Plan. It's divided into two bars: 'all items' and 'top priorities.' Each bar has three sections indicating the status of the tasks. In the 'all items' section, 14 % are done, 58 % are in progress and 28% are undone. In the 'top priorities' section, 40 % of items are done, 53% are in progress and 7 % are undone.


The Municipality released a report on the Plan's progress since its 2022 inception. If you would like to give feedback on this progress, please fill out this form. Information about in-person engagement sessions will be released in the coming months.

Community Engagement Coordinator

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

For general customer service, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or see our Contact page for service centre phone numbers. 

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)

Accessibility Advisory Committee Meeting

You are invited to join the Accessibility Advisory Committee's next meeting (online) on Wednesday, June 5, 2024, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. via Teams (virtual).

We are improving our Joint Accessibility Plan. This month, we will be talking about the Information and Communications section. Please RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you plan to attend or if you have any accessibility needs for the meeting. We will do our best to accommodate.

Current Members

  • Stephanie Keilhack (Staff Lead, lived experience),
  • Amanda Purdy (Sunset Community Representative),
  • 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 Aquino Russell (lived experience),
  • Melanie Prendergast (committee secretary, Municipality of Cumberland staff)
  • Maggie Pitts (former committee chair, Municipality of Cumberland staff)