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.

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NSLEO

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. Our ongoing activities include:

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    United Nations Convention 

    The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is an international human rights treaty of the United Nations intended to protect the rights and dignity of persons with disabilities.

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    One Action

    In 2019, the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women funded the Nova Scotia League for Equal Opportunities and Easter Seals Nova Scotia to conduct research on the issue of women with disabilities who experience domestic violence. The goal was to give voice to women with disabilities who have experienced domestic violence.

    The project held 12 community sessions across Nova Scotia. We heard first-person stories about violence and survival. Staff from organizations that serve women said they needed to help women with disabilities. ONE Action is a continued effort to support the women whose voices we’ve heard.

    Even one action, one person and one change can make a difference

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    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.

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      Initiatives

      We take our initiatives seriously, and want to make our community better with every helping hand. If you would like to join in on one of our events, please contact us!

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      Get Involved 

      We envision a future where the abilities of persons with disabilities are fully recognized, developed and living as equals in society. 

      The Canadian Disability Benefit initiative will bring the many strong voices of the disability movement together and create the space for dialogue and exchange that must be the necessary foundation for creating a successful and enduring Canadian Disability Benefit. Soon, a dedicated site to this initiative will be up and running via Include Me, which is a social movement that engages the disability community to work together to change Canadian society. We’ll be sure to let you know when Include Me is live so you can join the movement!