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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Initiatives

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.

Initiative

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.

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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.

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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.

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ONE Action

 

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.

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The League Roundup

As one of the major contributors to community efforts relating to access awareness and disability inclusion, NSLEO receives a lot of information from the community. To keep you advised on what’s happening we have rounded up news, opportunities, and events to share with you! 

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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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    Get Involved

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

    Our initiatives would not be possible without the involvement of First Voice and the cross-sector collaboration from the community, government, and businesses to reach the goal of an accessible and barrier-free province. 

    Interested in contributing to one of our initiatives, send us a message!