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City seeks nominees for 2019 Celebrating Accessibility Awards

September 10, 2019 -

Know a person or organization making Kingston more accessible for all residents? The City and the Municipal Accessibility Advisory Committee (MAAC) are now accepting nominations for the 2019 Celebrating Accessibility Awards at www.CityofKingston.ca/AccessAwards.

"The Celebrating Accessibility Awards is the City's way to recognize how Kingston's residents, businesses and organizations go above and beyond to remove barriers, foster inclusivity and increase engagement for those with disabilities," says Janet Jaynes, deputy city clerk. "The positive impacts of an accessible Kingston benefit everyone in our community."

Nominations are due by 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 10 in the following categories:

  • Education: A teacher or other individual who creates an accessible learning environment.
  • Employment: An organization, business and/or individual who demonstrates flexible and respectful integration of people with disabilities.
  • Recreation: An organization, business and/or individual who creates welcoming and inclusive recreational opportunities for everyone by eliminating barriers to participation
  • Customer Service: An organization, business and/or individual who are leaders in providing exceptional customer service to people with disabilities.
  • Built Environment: A building, interior, or outdoor space purposely designed, modified or renovated to eliminate barriers and/or enhance access for people with disabilities.
  • Volunteer: A volunteer who makes significant contribution to improving access and community involvement for people with disabilities.
  • Youth: A youth, 25 years or younger, who makes an outstanding contribution to increase the active engagement and participation of people with disabilities.

The awards will be presented on Thursday, Dec. 5 at a ceremony in City Hall.

The Celebrating Accessibility Awards were established in 2011 to recognize members of our community who help to make Kingston more accessible for everyone. 

Find nomination forms and more information at www.CityofKingston.ca/AccessAwards