Diverse Abilities NS is a voluntary, non-profit organization established to:

  • Seek ways to improve the quality of life for persons with disabilities by collaborating with other individuals, groups, organizations and government;
  • Seek opportunities to promote a positive image of members;
  • Utilize collective skills and knowledge in planning for the future;
  • Provide opportunities and encouragement for employees to gain education and knowledge which will assist in the provision of services; and
  • Promote the understanding and acceptance of individuals with disabilities.

The membership of Diverse Abilities NS is made up of all the ARCs/RRCs across the province of Nova Scotia including:

  • The Meadows Community, Bridgetown
  • Breton Ability Centre, Sydney
  • Harbourside Lodge, Yarmouth
  • Balsam, Bridgewater
  • Kings Regional Rehabilitation Centre, Waterville
  • Quest, Halifax
  • Riverview Home Corporation, Stellarton
  • Sunset Community, Pugwash

Together, the members of the association provide a wide array of services and residential supports for more than 600 individuals with moderate to severe intellectual and physical disabilities, chronic mental illness, addictions and acquired brain injuries.