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John Cox

People First Nova Scotia


John Cox is a community partner on the Alliance representing People First Nova Scotia. John acts as the Development Coordinator for People First Nova Scotia where he is responsible for developing new chapters as well as strengthening existing chapters of the organization. He has extensive experience both as a facilitator and advocate.


People First Nova Scotia represents Nova Scotians who have been labeled with an intellectual disability. It is made up of People First groups from across the province. People First Nova Scotia's goals are to promote equality for all people who have been characterized as having an intellectual disability, to help these individuals to speak for themselves and to make their own decisions, and to teach the community about this movement. People First provides leadership development, lobbies for social change, organizes local groups and focuses on important issues such as deinstitutionalization, community supports and legal rights.