Helping Businesses Improve Accessibility

Nova Scotians from one end of our province to the other depend on our small and medium-sized businesses to access goods and services. We believe everyone has a role to play in making our province more accessible and it is encouraging to see leadership from the business community to make their premises more inclusive and welcoming to persons with disabilities.

Today, we announced that 24 businesses throughout the province will receive $580,000 under the Business ACCESS-Ability program to cost share accessibility-related improvements.Eastern Shore MLA Kevin Murphy made the announcement today as part of Small Business Week at Paddlers Cove in Dartmouth.

Here is the full list of Business ACCESS-Ability Grants for 2018/19:

Seakist Lobster Ltd. Hantsport $4,8178
Cornwallis Veterinarians Kentville $6,348
Higher Grounds Café North Sydney $7,839
Dr. John Waters Community Health Port Hood $27,551
Souper Douper Soup Dartmouth $3,936
Westin Halifax Halifax $37,834
Marcos Gill Yarmouth $3,346
Avondale Sky Winery Newport $8,111
Paramount Pharmacies Ltd. Sydney $9,400
Route 19 Inverness $82,699
Corvid Enterprises Antigonish $10,554
Celtic Country Market Bras D’or $7,788
Bain’s Old-World Bakery Yarmouth $14,151
Sterling Properties Halifax $10,403
Fast Furniture Sydney $22,644
Celtic Air Services Hastings $8,600
Learnability Cape Breton Sydney $7,980
Granville Developments Dartmouth $80,000
Iron Mountain Wilderness Cabins Whycocomagh $10,000
Glenora Distillers 1994 Ltd. Inverness $50,000
Clansman Hotel North Sydney $50,000
Stillwater Property Dev. Inc. Dartmouth $108,484
Murphy’s Electrical Sydney $3,953
Pharmacy First Stellarton $4,204

Funding supports improvements such as removing physical barriers, providing accessible communication and information, accessible shuttle transportation and education and training programs.

The Business ACCESS-Ability program is still open to applications. The program supports your Liberal government’s efforts to achieve an accessible Nova Scotia by 2030.