Community Access Program

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Are you 18-24 years old?

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Do you identify as having a disability(ies)?

Do you want to fully participate in your community?

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Do you live in the Halifax area?

Join our Community Access Program!  Apply below:

If you are filling out our CAP application form on your smartphone, click here to access the application.

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As a Community Access Program team member you will:

  1. Participate in life skills activities, which include: learning to budget, shop, and prepare a meal; taking the bus; how to disclose your disability.
  2. Complete employability skills workshops like: motivation and goal setting; creating a cover letter and resume; interview skills.
  3. Gain employability skills through community volunteer experiences.
  4. Engage in social activities chosen as a group (examples include: going bowling, visiting a museum, arts and crafts).
  5. And so much more!

Program Information:

  • CAP runs for 9 weeks;
  • Interviews start April 24, 2023;
  • Participants start CAP Tuesday, May 16, 2023;
  • CAP wrap-up celebration is on Friday, July 14, 2023


  • “I really liked the in-person classes and the places we went on Fridays.”
  • “I was taught how to really put my mind and thoughts on what I'm interested in and possibly going further ahead with in the future.”
  • “I met some new friends and I liked the staff and the good teamwork atmosphere.”
  • "I liked everything about CAP!”

Have questions? Reach out to us at or 902-453-0004. 

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