Nova Scotia League for Equal Opportunities
We envision a future where the abilities of persons with disabilities are fully recognized, developed, and living as equals in society.
The League takes a leading role and is a major contributor to many important and valuable community efforts. We are a cross-disability voice of Nova Scotians with disabilities. We take our initiatives seriously, and want to make our community better with every helping hand. Check out our key intiatives below that we are working on to improve access awareness across Nova Scotia.
Access Awareness Week Nova Scotia
Access Awareness Week Nova Scotia is driven by a single goal; to change the narrative for persons with disabilities by doing our part in raising awareness and taking action on disability issues. The events and initiatives hosted during this week are informed by first voice using a disability lens to ensure inclusion and accessibility for everyone.
International Day of Persons with Disabilties
The International Day of Persons with Disabilities is observed globally on December 3rd to promote the rights, well-being, and inclusion of people with disabilities. It serves as a platform to raise awareness about the challenges faced by people with disabilities and to mobilize support for their dignity, rights, and well-being.
Quality of Life Index for Persons with Disabilties
Nova Scotia League for Equal Opportunities is leading the development of a Quality of Life Index (QOLI) for people with disabilities as well as a baseline report which will be used by disability organizations, the Nova Scotia Government, and other stakeholders to monitor the protection of human rights of people with disabilities.
Our goal is to support women with disabilities who face domestic violence and to provide the tools and information necessary to make life-altering changes to their circumstances. Compassionate, dignified support for women with disabilities facing domestic violence is a priority, not an option. Every action toward accessibility matters.
Links and Resources
NSLEO aims to improve accessibility and resources in various aspects of daily life such as businesses, books, communications, meetings, restaurants, transportation, and more to provide a better quality of life for those in need.