December News - 2012
December 10 - Click to view Certificate of Recognition for Ralph Ferguson, awarded by the International Day for Persons with Disabilities.
December 6- click to read recent article on the Halifax Media Coop site - 'Institutions are not an Option' by Mile Howe
WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO
Welcome to the Nova Scotia League for Equal Opportunities (NSLEO). We are a provincial consumer organization dedicated to promoting the abilities of persons with disabilities so they may function as equals in society. We provide information and referral services to all Nova Scotians regarding disability issues and available programs and services.
We also work with government and the community to ensure the issues faced by all persons with disabilities are heard and addressed by all levels of government and by our communities.
Please browse our site for information, publications, and advocacy groups in your area. If you can't find the information you need, please call our office and our staff would be more than happy to assist you.
To achieve recognition of the abilities of people with disabilities so that they may function as equals in society.
In response to a growing awareness by disabled persons in Nova Scotia, the League for Equal Opportunities was organized in 1979 and chartered in 1980. NSLEO is a cross-disability consumer and public education organization whose members include individuals with all types of disabilities: mobility, sensory and invisible (e.g., diabetes, emphysema, arthritis, epilepsy, etc.).
NSLEO offers municipal consumer groups an umbrella organization through which to represent their concerns at the provincial level. The uniqueness of the League rests in the fact that it is an entity made up of local organizations whose control rests with persons with disabilities.
As a non-profit organization with a charitable tax number, any donation amount would be kindly accepted. A tax receipt will be issued if requested.
The municipal or local groups each have two representatives on the NSLEO Board of Directors. NSLEO member groups come from various parts of Nova Scotia. They share common goals and concerns which are represented through NSLEO at the provincial level. 75% of Board Members are persons with disabilities.
In the left hand photo, from left to right: Earl Flynn - NSLEO Chair, Dr Brian Hennen – NSLEO Recognition Award
Louise Gillis- CCD Award, Hastings Guy- NSLEO Lifestyle Award, Claredon Robicheau – NSLEO Treasurer and CCD Rep
In the right hand photo: NSLEO Board of Directors & Staff