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2020 Access Awareness Week
Despite the many ongoing challenges of 2020, determination, resiliency and courage persevered as the community navigated a new reality and adjusted accordingly. Our 2020 Scholarship recipients are champions who rose to the occasion to overcome yet another hurdle that would not stand in the way of their future achievements. Pictured above from left to right: Braydon Hennigar; Kathleen Perrin; Rita DeLisle; Sophie LeBlanc; Lauren Boudreau; Eric Lewis; and Julia Bach. Missing from picture Kaleigh Cormier. Congratulations to each and every one!
Application - deadline: end of business day Friday, April 30th, 2021
The 2020 Access Awareness Week Theme is "Not All Disabilities Are Visible"
Founder and CEO of ADDvocacy, Keith Gelhorn, speaks on his first voice experience in living with an invisible disability
Canadian Human Rights Commission Report
Roadblocks on the career path: Challenges faced by persons with disabilities in employment
“Persons with disabilities continue to face barriers and stigma when looking for work, when seeking workplace accommodation and when trying to thrive or advance in their careers. This report is the third and last report in the Canadian Human Rights Commission’s series of reports on Canada’s implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD). The Commission worked in close collaboration with provincial and territorial human rights commissions and/or tribunals across Canada to arrive at these findings.”
Canadian Survey on Disabilities November 2018
Not Without Us Project
Easter Seals Nova Scotia and the Nova Scotia League for Equal Opportunities
Funded by the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women and the Province of Nova Scotia
The Not Without Us Project's goal was to give a voice to women with disabilities. During the course of twelve community sessions we heard first voice stories from women with disabilities who experienced domestic violence. The staff from various organizations that served these women also attended the community sessions and provided input on resources and knowledge they needed to assist women with disabilities. Our final report and recommendations that were shaped by the stories and ideas shared by everyone who participated in the conversations, were presented and accepted during the 2020 United Nations International Day for Persons with Disabilities on December 3rd during the virtual SHEroes Symposium.
The Final Report can be found here
Caucus Reports: Each year, the League presents a report & recommendations to the Nova Scotia Caucus on behalf of disabled persons.
Photos: The League is involved with comprehensive events that provide a local forum for disabled Nova Scotians and interested stakeholders.
Pictured - Volunteer ReadABILITY reader and Speaker of the House, Kevin Murphy, at the Musquodoboit Harbour Public Library
Photo courtesy of the Accessibility Directorate
If you have always wanted to make a positive difference … here is your chance!
The League is looking for readers with a disability or extensive knowledge of a disability.
With the support of the Accessibility Directorate and funding from the Canada Post Foundation, ReadABILITY has launched and we are seeking qualified volunteers to be story tellers!
You will be donating your valuable time in raising awareness through first voice in reading stories to children in your community.
ReadABILITY - introduces children ages 3 and up to the concept of living with a disability through stories, music and hands on activities. Through the experiences of first voice, children learn how people with disabilities live independently, enjoy hobbies, go to school, work, engage in their community and participate in activities.
Led by first voice volunteers from a variety of backgrounds and experiences, this project focuses on children and youth and reflects diverse abilities with the goal of understanding full inclusion.