What is ODE?

ODE is a program created to provide small and medium sized businesses with essential tools and resources to make your business fully accessible and compliant with the Accessibility Act!


Why does your business need ODE?

Because the Government of Nova Scotia has recently passed a bill that requires all business to be fully accessible by 2030.  Read more about the bill here!

Did you also know that your business could qualify for a grant?
Learn more and apply now!


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Hours and dates




Book event

Nov 21st 11:30-1:30

St. Margaret’s Bay, Shining Waters Marina

November 28th

Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage

Booking opening soon!


What people are saying:

“Great presentation! So informative and engaging. Allowed me to recognize the areas we are
inclusive and where we need to improve. Thank you for sharing your passion and enthusiasm, it was more than I expected”

– Annapolis County Family Resource Centre


“This was so much more than just put an automatic door opener in a business! Thank you!”

– Courtney McNutt; R.D. Chisholm Ltd.


“Wow! Great session. Will definitely use this info for education and future business needs. Thank you! Much appreciated.”

– Sobeys


“Wow! I love the energy and passion, the power in your message and the simplicity in taking action are very relatable.”



“Wonderful presentation! I loved the energy and the knowledge shared.
It will be very beneficial in my work/volunteer/personal life. Thank you!”

– Family Matters


"Thank you for hosting an amazing event... The presentation was outstanding and very helpful"

- Word Right Career & HR Consulting Inc. 


“Very passionate and knowledgeable workshop. Positive addition to understanding
and taking steps toward being more inclusive.”

– David Walker 


“As a parent and business owner this gives me pleasure knowing my son will be able to find employment and access services because of people out there that care to make changes.”

– Kari Saunders; Bad Apple Brewhouse

Commencing April 2018, nationally recognized NGO, reachAbility Association will begin providing an accessAbility roadshow to businesses across Nova Scotia!


These customized training modules will provide Nova Scotia based businesses new knowledge to aid in discovering the ease of inclusion in the workplace

Meet the experts, learn about new legislation, and access financial supports that ensure your business welcomes everyone! 

Join us in bringing together P3 stakeholders with a similar goal of making Nova Scotia the most accessible province in Canada!

ODE will cover the following topics, ensuring attendees leave with a comprehensive tool kit of resources available while providing straight forward answers to your inclusion questions and addressing your business needs .


  • Facts, Flags, and Forward Thinking

  • Disability Awareness in Practice

  • Ways to Improve Accessibility in Your Business

  • Accessing Available Grants and Partners

  • Next Steps!

For more information email Amanda, ODE Coordinator, amanda@reachability.org


ODE is proudly supported by the Department of
Communities, Culture and Heritage Nova Scotia

 ODE is proudly supported by the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage Nova Scotia