Commitment to Transform Services

NS Announcement

Nova Scotia Announces Commitment to Transform Services to Persons with Disabilities – with Support from IRIS

The Government of Nova Scotia announced today a major commitment to transforming services and supports to persons with disabilities in the province.  This is the result of two major consultations in the province over the past six months.  See the announcement here.
IRIS – Institute for Research and Development on Inclusion and Society  – has played a significant role in the steps leading up to this announcement.  IRIS provided technical support to a Joint Government-Community Advisory Committee on ‘Transforming the Services Persons with Disabilities Program’ the province’s main policy and program framework for supports for persons with disabilities.
IRIS assisted the Committee by undertaking research on best practices, in analysing the key issues with current programs, and in drafting a ‘Roadmap to Transformation’ which was just released by the government today.  The full report can be found here.