A dark blue banner containing the Nova Ramp Up logo and three photos of blue storefront ramps and a smiling man using a wheelchair.

What is Nova Ramp Up?

The Nova Ramp Up initiative increased access to businesses and organizations by offering free, temporary access ramps for single-step storefronts. Nova Ramp Up is coordinated by the John Howard Society of Nova Scotia in partnership with, Nova Scotia Accessibility Directorate, the Northeast Nova Scotia Correctional Facility, the Planning for Equity, Accessibility and Community Health (PEACH) Research Unit at Dalhousie University, and Recreation Nova Scotia. Learn more from the project’s official webpage on the John Howard Society of Nova Scotia website.

Nova Ramp Up ramps have been distributed to businesses and community organizations in Pictou, Antigonish, Scotsburn, Stellarton, Thorburn, Trenton, Tatamagouche, River John, New Glasgow, Westville, Pictou Landing First Nations Band, and Toney River.

Nova Ramp Up Project Report