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Providence Care ABI System Navigator Service wins Access Award

December 3, 2013 -

At a reception today, the City, in partnership with the Municipal Accessibility Advisory Committee (MAAC), honoured Providence Care ABI (Acquired Brain Injury) System Navigator Service as this year's recipient of its International Day of Persons with Disabilities Access Award.

"Empowering clients is what this service is all about," says Cheryl Hitchen, Manager, Social Policy & Strategic Community Development. "We applaud ABI System Navigator Services for helping people get the services they need quickly and easily."

In 2011, Providence Care launched a new service for people in southeastern Ontario affected by acquired brain injury (ABI) to make it easier for them to find and access needed education and health services. With the help of a full time ABI System Navigator, people with acquired brain injuries are now able to access a wealth of resources with one phone call.  The Service also has a website – braininjuryhelp.ca – that offers information and resources. 

December 3, is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Kingston's International Day of Persons with Disabilities Access Award was established in 2011 to recognize a person, group or organization making a significant contribution beyond legislated requirements, towards improving access for persons with disabilities in Kingston.

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Media contact: For more information contact Cindie Ashton, Communications Officer 613-546-4291, extension 3116. Or call the City of Kingston's media hotline at 613-546-4291, ext 2300.

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