Community Access: Counselling & Advocacy Program

The Counselling & Advocacy Program is offered by the two Community Access Workers [one in Prince County and one in Kings County] and the Information & Development Co-ordinator. The mandate of the program is to promote positive change for people with disabilities through support for each individual’s access to services and opportunities.

It has two component services:

The Access to Services & Opportunities service involves advocacy and support for individuals with a variety of disability issues such asaccessibility & barrier free design, housing, transportation, education andhuman rights.

The Disability Benefit Applications & Appeals service involves assistancewith applications and appeals for Canada Pension Plan [CPP] Disability,Disability Support Program and Income Support programs.