Nominations are now open for the City of Brampton’s second annual Accessibility Awards!

Nominations are now open for the City of Brampton’s second annual Accessibility Awards!

From local hockey teams to cupcake shops, in every part of Brampton residents and organizations are working hard to make our city a truly inclusive community – and the City wants to recognize them! Do you know a person, business or organization in Brampton who has demonstrated a commitment to accessibility and inclusion for people with disabilities or acts as an accessibility ambassador or champion? The City is accepting nominations for the 2019 Accessibility Awards, a recognition program started in 2018 to celebrate these individuals, businesses, and organizations in the community.

Last year’s winners included Jennifer Andrade, who has helped coach and support athletes through the Special Olympics Brampton chapter, Cristina’s Tortina Shop Inc, a cupcakery created by Mary Iusso who employ’s individuals with disabilities, and the Brampton Hockey Midget MD Gold Team, who continue to raise awareness and support people with disabilities in sport.

Eligible nomination recipients include:

  • A resident of Brampton or;
  • A community or not-for-profit organization operating in Brampton or;
  • An owner of a business in Brampton

Nominations are evaluated based on achievements and contributions made in the following areas:

  • Preventing and removing barriers
  • Accommodating persons with disabilities
  • Acting as an accessibility ambassador or champion
  • Providing employment support for persons with disabilities
  • Providing exemplary accessible customer service
  • Providing assistance for independent living

The deadline for nominations is September 20th at 4:30 pm. Awards will be presented at the December meeting of the Accessibility Advisory Committee, which is held at Brampton City Hall.

For more information and to download an application form, please visit the City’s accessibility website.

https://www.brampton.ca/EN/City-Hall/Accessibility/Pages/Awards-Program.aspx

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