In response to a growing awareness by disabled persons in Nova Scotia, the League was organized in 1979 and chartered in March 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 consists of organizations and individuals whose control is in the hands of persons with disabilities, first voice.
As a non-profit organization with a charitable tax number, we accept donations and issue tax receipts for amounts over $25.