Welcome to the Municipality of Yarmouth

The Municipality of the District of Yarmouth, affectionately known as MODY by the locals, is a diverse collection of communities located on the southern tip of Nova Scotia.  Diversity can be found in our landscapes.  The Municipality of Yarmouth boasts rugged and sandy ocean fronts, working wharves, rolling hills, old growth forests, quaint hamlets, bustling business districts and clean cottage country lakes.  Diversity is found in our economy.  Fishing, forestry, agriculture, light manufacturing, retail, personal services, professional services, and creative arts are a few of the sectors where vocational opportunities abound.  Diversity describes the recreation and leisure offerings.  Music, water sports, school and community sporting leagues, dancing, theatre, pottery, photography, wood carving, quilting and so much more are available.  Diversity is celebrated in our people.  With a global ethnic presence, the Municipality of Yarmouth is increasingly seen as an ideal place to put down roots, seize work/life balance opportunities and contribute to one's community. 

If you'd like to explore living, working or investing in the Municipality of the District of Yarmouth, please contact the office of the CAO at 902-742-7159.

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For Immediate Release


<April 5, 2022 – Hebron, Nova Scotia>

An action plan aimed at removing barriers to access throughout the Municipality of the District of Yarmouth was recently approved by Council and filed with the Province.

Members of the Accessibility Advisory Committee recommended the plan to Council fulfilling their part of their mandate. Over the past year the committee worked diligently fine tuning priorities that will improve accessibility across all functions of the Municipality including: goods and services; information and communications; transportation; employment; and the built environment. Provincial regulations make specific requirements of Municipalities, as “prescribed public sector bodies”, to address accessibility gaps in the built environment immediately on the way to an accessible Nova Scotia by 2030. The approved plan can be viewed on the Municipality’s website https://www.district.yarmouth.ns.ca/index.php/community/accessibility-plan-2022-2025.

The Accessibility Advisory Committee is an advisory committee to Council and is seeking citizen representatives. The committee shall be comprised of at least 50% members who self-identify with an accessibility barrier OR represent groups/organizations serving people with accessibility barriers. Council recently approved an amendment to the Citizen Appointments to Committees, Boards and Authorities policy providing meeting honorariums for citizen representatives with accessibility barriers to support their participation in this important work. Residents of the District of Yarmouth who are interested in serving on the AAC can reach out to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact the Municipal Clerk, Jenny Porter at 902-742-7159.


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John Cunningham
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Victoria Brooks
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Scholarships for Students with Disabilities 

The Partnership for Access Awareness Nova Scotia (PAANS) is pleased to announce the 2022-23 Scholarships for Students with Disabilities applications are open.
The scholarships are to assist Nova Scotians with disabilities in their pursuit of their post-secondary education and/or training.

Four scholarships in the amount of $1,500.00, and eight in the amount of $2,000.00, are available for the academic year beginning September 2022.

For more information and to view the application form, visit the Nova Scotia League for Equal Opportunities website: www.nsleo.com

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