Adult Service Centres

The Disability Support Program serves youth and adults with a range of disabilities in day programming, which occurs in a variety of community settings in every region of the Province. 

These programs support people in many aspects of their lives. Day program service providers in Nova Scotia value the inclusion and participation of people with disabilities in their communities. They value people’s choices in their own lives, self determination, and program flexibility to meet a wide range of needs.

Spectrum of DSP Community Inclusion Day Programming

Day Program Values:

  • Person-directed approach
  • Choice
  • Self-determination
  • Community inclusion
  • Valuable, meaningful activity
  • Partnerships
  • Program flexibility

Types of Day Programs that may be available:

Skill development & training:

  • Employment readiness
  • Life skills
  • Education
  • Goal based

Employment & entrepreneurship:

  • Real work, real pay
  • Resume and job interview preparation
  • Job development and job coaching
  • Employer relationships

Social Enterprise

  • Small business
  • Production of goods
  • Services for community

Social & recreational activities:

  • Group activities
  • Social events
  • Community participation

Retirement (55+ years):

  • Social opportunities
  • Health and wellness (workshops)
  • Recreation, community activity
  • Volunteering support

Please note all Day Programs do not provide all of these components. Each program is unique and has its own focus. Each program provides some of these components.

Most programs are self-referral. You do not need to be referred by anyone. Some programs have waitlists, while others do not. You can contact the program directly to find out more about it.

Day Program locations:

Annapolis County:
Carleton Road Industries Association

Antigonish County:
L’Arche Antigonish
CACL – Antigonish
Heatherton Activity Centre

Cape Breton Regional Municipality:
Breton Ability Centre
Centre for Adults in Progressive Employment (CAPE)
Haley Street Adult Services Centre Society
Horizon Achievement Centre

Colchester County:
Colchester Community Workshops

Cumberland County:
Bridge Adult Service Society
Sunset Residential & Rehabilitiation Services

Digby County:
L’Atelier de Clare
Conway Workshop Association

Guysborough County:
Guysborough Options for Adaptive Living

Halifax County:
Corridor Community Options for Adults
Gerald Hardy Memorial Society
Halifax Regional Municipality:
Building Futures Employment Society
DASC Industries
LakeCity Works
New Leaf Enterprises
Prescott Group
The Club Inclusion
YACRO (Hfx Region)

Hants County:
New Boundaries

Inverness County:
L’Arche Cape Breton
Mill Road Social Enterprise
Regional Occupational Centre
The Green Door Society

Lunenburg County:
Bonny Lea (SSCSA)
Riverview Enhanced Living (REL)

Kings County:
Beehive Adult Service Centre
Plank Industries (KRRC)
The Flower Court
L’Arche Homefires

Pictou County:
Summer Street Industries Society

Queens County:
Penny Lane Enterprises (Queens Association for Supported Living)

Shelburne County:
Shelburne Association Supporting Inclusion

Yarmouth County:
Kaye Nickerson Adult Service Centre
Yarmouth Life Skills


Youth Day Programs:

  • Autism Nova Scotia, Halifax
  • Breton Ability Centre, Sydney
  • Cape Breton University, Sydney
  • The Club Inclusion, Halifax
  • Colchester Residential Services Society, Truro
  • Corridor Community Options, Enfield
  • DASC Industries, Dartmouth
  • Easter Seals/New Leaf, Dartmouth
  • Independent Living Nova Scotia, Halifax
  • The Meadows, Bridgetown
  • New Boundaries, Windsor
  • Nova Scotia Association for Community Living, Halifax
  • Outside the Box, Melvern Square, Annapolis County
  • Shelburne Association Supporting Inclusion

Day Programs for Seniors:

  • Conway Workshop Association, DigbyPenny Lane Enterprises, Milton
  • Corridor Community Options, Enfield
  • L'Atelier de Clare/CACL Clare, Church Point
  • New Boundaries, Windsor
  • Shelburne Association Supporting Inclusion
  • DASC Industries, Dartmouth
  • LakeCity Works, Dartmouth
  • Prescott Group, Halifax