Safety and Security

Department Of Safety & Security - ACCESS CONTROL UPDATE

Dear Acadia Community :

As the campus returns to normal operations,  Access Control will need to follow OHS guidelines to allow DSS staff to work safety while provide services.

If at any time you have questions, please don’t hesitate to call  or email Access Control <> .

If you are visiting Access Control you will notice, entry and exit signage to control client traffic and assist in social distancing.  Also, ‘waiting to be served’ marks have been established two (2) meters extending east and around the east side of the building for clients to line-up for service. Note the accessibility ramp will not be part of the line-up area as it will be an in/out traffic area. 

Again, it is best to email Access Control –  or call in advance 902-585-1736  to request assistance with your access needs.

To help reduce the level of client traffic at Access Control; ID Cards, FOBs and keys will be mailed (interdepartmental) to the clients’ department.

If you need an ID card;  please follow the process below:

  1. Take your picture; This picture is for identification purposes; the picture must clearly identify you as a person.
  2. You must be looking straight at the camera. (No side profiles!).
  3. The background must be a light solid color. (white/off white).
  4. There can be no borders on the photo.
  5. There should be a small space between your head and the top of the image, as well as a definite contrast between you and the background.
  6. The photograph must be in color.
  7. No red eye or flash reflection on glasses or contact lenses.
  8. No hats, sunglasses, jewelry, or garments of any sort that obstruct the view of your face.
  9. The Acadia Department of Safety and Security reserves the right to refuse any pictures that do not adhere to the photo standards.


Thank you for your support.