Support Groups

This is not a comprehensive list of support groups in Nova Scotia. Please email [email protected] if a support group is not listed or if the information listed  is incorrect/incomplete

Alzheimer Disease

Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

ALS Society of Canada – Nova Scotia


Nova Scotia Aphasia Association

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Autism Nova Scotia

Down Syndrome

Halifax Down Syndrome Society


The Epilepsy Association of Nova Scotia

Head and Neck Cancer

Laryngectomy Society of Nova Scotia
Canadian Cancer Society Nova Scotia

Hearing Impairment & Deafness

Cape Breton Society of Deaf & Hard of Hearing Nova Scotians
Halifax Regional Municipality and Mainland NS Society of Deaf & Hard of Hearing Nova Scotians

Huntington’s Disease

Huntington Society of Canada – Nova Scotia & PEI HD Resource Centre

Learning Disabilities

Chisolm Services for Children


Literacy Nova Scotia

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada- Cape Breton, Annapolis Valley and HRM Divisions

Muscular Dystrophy

Muscular Dystrophy Canada

Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson Society Maritime Region


Stroke Groups-Colchester, Dartmouth, Halifax, Pictou, Shelburne, Sheet Harbour and Yarmouth


The Halifax Support Group for People Who Stutter

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Brain Injury Association of Nova Scotia (BIANS)


Caregivers Association of Nova Scotia
Community Action Program for Children
Directory of Self-Help Groups in Nova Scotia
Parents Supporting Parents Society