Nominations now open for City of Brampton Accessibility Awards

BRAMPTON, ON (February 2, 2021) – Nominations are now open for the City of Brampton’s 2021 Accessibility Awards.

The Accessibility Awards is a civic recognition program that recognizes individuals, businesses, and organizations in Brampton who demonstrate a commitment to accessibility and inclusion of people with disabilities.

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

  • Preventing and removing barriers – the nature of the barrier may be attitudinal, communicative, physical, programmatic, social, or related to transportation or a policy.
  • Accommodating persons with disabilities – an accommodation may involve the modification of a space, schedule or task that enables someone to participate in the community.
  • Acting as an accessibility ambassador or champion – promoting accessibility awareness within the community.
  • Providing employment support for persons with disabilities – creating opportunities to participate in the work environment.
  • Providing exemplary accessible customer service – taking time to understand the customer’s request and offer an appropriate solution.
  • Providing assistance for independent living – assisting with skills training and support.

New this year, the awards program has been updated to include self-nominations.
 
In order to be eligible for an award, a nominee must be a resident of Brampton, a community or non-profit organization operating in Brampton, or a business owner in Brampton. The achievements and contributions of nominees must benefit the Brampton community.

Nominations will be accepted until March 31. Awards will be presented in the spring.

For more information on the Accessibility Awards and the online nomination form, residents can visit www.brampton.ca.

Quotes

“Brampton is a Mosaic, and the City is dedicated to identifying opportunities to increase accessibility and a sense of belonging for all in our diverse community. If you know a person, business or organization that is working to improve accessibility and inclusion for people with disabilities, I encourage you to recognize them by submitting a nomination to the 2021 Accessibility Awards. This is a wonderful opportunity to acknowledge those working to make our city inclusive for all.
– Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton

“As a member of the City of Brampton’s and Region of Peel’s Accessibility Advisory Committees, I am proud of the work people across our city are doing to make Brampton accessible and inclusive for people of all abilities. If you know of a person, business or organization in our community who are champions of diversity and working to make a difference in our community, please nominate them for an Accessibility Award. Together, we can make Brampton more accessible for people of all abilities.”
– Pat Fortini, Regional Councillor, Wards 7 & 8; Member, City of Brampton Accessibility Advisory Committee; Member, Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee

“At the City, we are dedicated to ensuring people of all ages and abilities enjoy the same opportunities in Brampton and are building accessible spaces for people of all abilities. Thank you to those in our community who are helping us increase accessibility in Brampton. The Accessibility Awards are an opportunity to recognize the people, businesses and organizations who are committed to accessibility and inclusion of people with disabilities.” 
– David Barrick, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Brampton

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