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August 22, 2007

Purpose

Our desire is to fully incorporate persons with disabilities into the social fabric of Canada. We honor a remarkable Nova Scotian who rose to the pinnacle of power despite prejudice and injustice. There are five parts to our program.

Recognition

The $1,000 annual James 
McGregor Stewart award recognizes exceptional achievement by a Nova Scotian with a disability. Nomination forms are here.

Education
In addition to managing disability itself, persons with disabilities often have little control over their own circumstances, lack power and confidence because of society’s low expectations and lack courage due to simple isolation. Through speaker series, discussion and support, we will encourage full participation in Canadian life

Public Policy
We will petition, promote and evaluate matters of social policy affecting persons with disabilities. Areas of special interest include housing, access, health, education and economics.

Advocacy
Through constructive engagement with government, corporations, organizations and individuals, we will help to articulate the needs of the disabled community.

Participation

By encouraging grass roots involvement, the society provides a vehicle for self determination.

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