Call to Action: The Disability Rights Coalition

As a member of the Disability Rights Coalition, NSACL is encouraging members of our community to make their voices heard. Our province’s institutional care needs to be improved, and our MLA’s and government need to know that we can’t wait. We can start by writing letters, requesting meetings, or sharing our stories! Find the DRC's full call to action Here.

Institutions in Nova Scotia as of January 2019

There are over 500 people with disabilities being held in 8 institutions across Nova Scotia. People First of Canada (PFC) and the Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) have formed a task-force named Community Home Action Group to work towards deinstitutionalization. Find the report on institutions in NS Here.


The Nova Scotia Association for Community Living is a provincial not-for-profit organization committed to ensuring that individuals with intellectual disabilities and their families have the support they require to live full and inclusive lives in community. We do this by empowering and supporting individuals and families, promoting rights and values in keeping with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), encouraging reform, and collaborating with other organizations for social justice.


Nova Scotia Association for Community Living is turning 65 years old!


We are looking for your support to continue our growth and our services.


Please, click on the pink DONATE button and consider making a tax deductible financial contribution to our 65 Year Anniversary Campaign. Your loyalty is our foundation for sustainability, and your contribution strengthens our essential work. We need your financial support to ensure that we can continue to work towards full and inclusive lives for Nova Scotian’s with intellectual disabilities.


As a supporter of NSACL, you know how important our work is, consider making a donation and please share the 65 Year Anniversary Campaign with those who support you, and on social media.


Together we can ensure we are all living a good life in community.

Our Parent’s Advocacy Guide is now available here on our website! We’re excited to share this great resource we’ve created to guide parents and other family members on how to advocate for their child.

WORKING TOGETHER TO HELP build a just and Inclusive Society


Clare ACL

902 769-3253

st margaret's bay & area acl

902 826-7232

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902 667-3723

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