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.

Pictured above - Volunteer ReadABILITY reader and Speaker of the House, Kevin Murphy, at the Musquodoboit Harbour Public Library

Photo courtesy of the Accessibility Directorate


ReadABILITY Application

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2018 PAANS Scholarship Luncheon - Left, RBC Scholarship Recipient Ainslie Murray receiving scholarship from NSLEO Coordinator, Sherry Costa

Photo courtesy of S. Costa

2020 Access Awareness Week  Welcome PAANS! As the parent group for the Partnership for Access Awareness Nova Scotia, the League is pleased to welcome PAANS to its website. All PAANS info is now available here and the old PAANS web address now brings visitors here. 

2020 PAANS  Scholarship Applications now being accepted -

Application - deadline: end of business day Friday, May 30th, 2020

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2018 PAANS Scholarship Luncheon - Left to right - Bruce Smith, Senior Manager - Scotiabank; Mikayla Clark, Scholarship Recipient; and Krista Sullivan, Senior Manager - Scotiabank

Photo courtesy of S. Costa

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.”

 Caucus Reports:  Each year, the League presents a report & recommendations to the Nova Scotia Caucus on behalf of disabled persons. 

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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

Quite simply, we as a province are failing women with disabilities.  At 32.4%, Nova Scotia is leading the way across the country in the percentage of women with disabilities.


Not Without Us: Changing the Response for Women with Disabilities Experiencing Domestic Violence is focused on turning conversation into action for the thousands of women living with disabilities that experience or are vulnerable to domestic violence in Nova Scotia. Unfortunately, unless supports and program gaps are addressed, this trend will continue as women age into a disability. 

This project aims to shift that trend.



  Photos:  The League is involved with comprehensive events that provide a local forum for disabled Nova Scotians and interested stakeholders.


Canadian Survey on Disabilities November 2018