Supports and Services

Accessing disability supports and services may be different from school to school and may also depend on whether the course or program you choose is a designated program recognized and funded by Nova Scotia Student Assistance.

In order to find out more about designated programs and designated institutions go to Student Assistance website.

Who do you go for assistance at your institution?

Universities within Nova Scotia and Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC)

If you are attending Universities within Nova Scotia and Nova Scotia Community College:

Each institution has an accessibility office to assist you with what on-site supports and services are available. Make sure to make an appointment as soon as you know you are eligible.

These might include:

  • Assisting with grant application for services and equipment
  • Tutoring
  • Note-taking
  • Learning strategist
  • Assistive technology
  • Orientation to the school

List of NSCC campuses:

  • Akerley Campus
    phone: 902-491-4953
  • Annapolis Campus
    Phone: 902-584-2116
  • Burridge and Shelburne Campuses
    Phone: 902-774-1530
  • Cumberland Campus
    Phone: 902-597-4412
  • IT Campus
    Phone: 902-491-3587
  • Ivany Campus
    Phone: 902-491-1088
  • Kingstec Campus
    Phone: 902-679-7408
  • Lunenburg Campus
    Phone: 902-543-4664
  • Marconi Campus
    Phone: 902-563-2680
  • Pictou Campus
    Phone: 902-752-2373
  • Strait and E-Campus Campuses
    Phone: 902-625-7162
  • Truro Campus
    Phone: 902-893-5882

List of Universities:

  • Acadia University
    Phone: 902-585-1291
  • Cape Breton University
    Phone: 902-563-1208
  • Dalhousie Agricultural Campus
    Phone: 902-896-2463
  • Dalhousie University
    Phone: 902-494-2836
  • Mount Saint Vincent University
    Phone: 902-457-6719
  • Nova Scotia College of Art and Design
    Phone: 902-494-8195
  • Saint Mary's University
    Phone: 902-491-8617
  • St. Francis Xavier University
    Phone: 902-867-3634
  • Université Sainte-Anne
    Phone: 902-769-2114 x 7332

Private career colleges or studying outside of the province

If you are attending a private career college within Nova Scotia or studying outside of the province, please contact Post-Secondary Accessibility Services through email at for more information about on-campus resources.