Advocating Parents of Nova Scotia

Advocating Parents of Nova Scotia

 Our Vision

As parents of children with intellectual and/or physical disabilities,

our vision is for our children to live, work and play in their communities with the supports that they need to thrive.


Our Mission

Is to advocate on behalf of our children.

Advocating Parents of Nova Scotia is a non profit organization that is designed to stand tall for persons in the provincial care system that are falling through the cracks. What started as a personal story bloomed into a group that takes a fierce stand against injustices within the Nova Scotia community services care system as well as the justice system. Families of extreme cases come to us because they have no other venue to get their voices heard. We believe that all persons should be able to live in their communities with proper support and that they should not be criminalized for incidents that are beyond their control for health reasons or that stem out of inadequate supports in place.


APNS intends on holding the Nova Scotia government accountable to people that they take into care. We have no intention of backing down until changes are made to living conditions and how the justice system handles people with intellectual disabilities.


8 June 2014 at 2pm Advocating Parents of Nova Scotia in partnership with People First Nova Scotia are leading protests across Nova Scotia to stop referrals to and ultimately the closure of institutions. We intend to let the MacNeil government know that Nova Scotians are serious about community living. 
The NSGEU is supporting these protests and we encourage you to attend where you are able. 
Please note: The NSGEU is not covering any expenses related to attending the protests or time off. 
Locations of Protests
Breton Ability Centre

1300 Kings, Rd, 

Sydney, B1S 0H3

Riverview Home


6105 Stellarton Trafalgar Rd, Stellarton, B0K 1SO

Quest Society

70 Memory Lane, Lower Sackville 

Kings Rehab

1349 County Home Road

Waterville, B0P 1V0

Harbourside Lodge

60 Vancouver Road,


Sunset Residential

140 Sunset Lane, Pugwash

B0K 1L0


Alternate Locations of Protests 

For protesters that don’t live close to an institution, protest in front of your local community services office. 

You can also join the Facebook group here: 

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