About Us

The East Hants Community Rider (EHCR) is a project of the East Hants Community Learning Association (EHCLA). We are a registered non-profit charitable organization committed to providing safe, affordable and accessible transportation.

The mission of the East Hants Community Learning Association is to empower individuals to live with a sense of freedom and confidence through accessible transportation and learning opportunities.

Making Life and Learning Accessible

Our Strategic Priorities
With strong leadership, community connectivity and continued community engagement, EHCLA works towards three important strategic priorities:

  • Community Engagement
  • Program Excellence
  • Organizational Sustainability

The East Hants Community Rider (EHCR) service was originally set up to address one of the biggest barriers to accessing education and to be able to provide transportation to adult learners to get to class. Following the success of this venture, the service has grown exponentially and helps people in our service area of all ages overcome transportation barriers in many aspects of their lives.  It is very easy and cost effective to join the service.

Tanya Burke, Executive Director

Phil Laven, Communications & Programs Manager

Hayley Miller, Dispatcher / Admin Assistant

Neil Barr, Fleet Coordinator

Dave Hue, Driver

Brian MacInnes, Driver

Brent Gallant, Driver

Mark Lynch, Driver

We’re always looking for help to reach more people in our community. We are a growing service and look to our community for great people to join us.

Contact Us

If you are a community-minded individual with a driver’s license, your own vehicle, and an interest in helping others get to their destinations, we would love to chat! Please send us your resume and we’ll get in touch

Contact Us

Thank you to our generous funders and partners

These groups, organizations and levels of government support our services and help us reach more people every year.

Our Corporate Members are local businesses, organizations and community-minded individuals that support us financially. For $50/year, corporate members receive the following:

  • Your logo on our website
  • Your logo in an annual thank you published in The Laker
  • Your logo in our annual report
  • Opportunities to promote events through our newsletter, the Door-to-Door Reader.