Steven Estey

Sep 14, 2023

The esteemed disability rights advocate Steven Estey passed away this week after dedicating his life to advancing dignity, equity and the rights of people with disabilities.

Steve worked passionately with disabled peoples' organizations, human rights institutions, governments, intergovernmental organizations both domestically and internationally, and United Nations Agencies to advance disability rights. 

Steve received a Nova Scotia Human Rights Award in 2021, and was a recipient of the Order of Nova Scotia. His passion, commitment and abilities to connect on a wide range of issues impacting people with disabilities will be remembered, along with his incredible sense of humour and laugh.