Accessibility Tools


Folder Accessible Cumberland

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.

Contact us with suggestions.

Accessibility Plan

We have created our first 3-year  pdf Joint Accessibility Plan (4.94 MB)  using this toolkit and long-term vision as mandated by the Nova Scotia Accessibility Act.

Please contact us to provide feedback on the plan or to receive it in an alternate format.

We will be announcing additional ways to participate.

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

  • Helen Sims (Cumberland County Transportation Services),
  • Catherine Aquino Russell (lived experience),
  • Brandi Tuzo (Nova Scotia Early Childhood Development Intervention Services),
  • Brian Mooring (lived experience and Sunset resident represented by Sunset staff with Dave McEwan as main contact),
  • Lisa Betts (Pugwash clerk/treasurer)
  • David Buell (Municipality of Cumberland staff)
  • Melanie Prendergast (committee secretary, Municipality of Cumberland staff)
  • Maggie Pitts (committee chair, Municipality of Cumberland staff)
Folder Accessibility Advisory Committee Meeting Notes
Folder Accessibility Advisory Committee Meeting Agendas