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 ILNS champions the right to live independently and supports individuals in their pursuit of independence.


The vision of ILNS is that all Nova Scotians with disabilities have the ability to live a full, independent life at home, work, and play within an inclusive community.


Since 1992, ILNS has supported Nova Scotians with disabilities through programs and services that promote Independent Living (IL). ILNS supports consumers (people with disabilities): live their lives the way they want, stay in control of decisions that affect them, find the services and contacts they need, get information that is useful and clear, break through barriers that are in the way, and develop their skills.

ILNS is unique in Nova Scotia’s landscape, because we support all disabilities and we live the philosophy: a Board of Directors manages our organization and most of them have disabilities themselves. 

From left to right: Mayor Mike Savage, ILNS employee Randy Reede, MP Andy Fillmore, and ILNS Festival Coordinator Asia Holloway at the July 17, 2019 Para-Transit Announcement at Grand Parade Square. 

Pictured at our 2019 Christmas Gala and Dance:

Back row starting on the left: Tina Gasco (Accountant), Katherine Brown (Program Manager), Carrie Ernst (Executive Director), Heather Baglole (Program Specialist), Michelle Anderson (Program Developer), Randy Reede (Information Outreach Coordinator). Front row starting on the left: Taylor Coady (Board Member), Michael Coady (Board Co-Chair), and Michelle Sayers (Program Specialist) 


Supporting persons with disabilities live independently in the community

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