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International Day of Persons with Disabilities Access Award

2017 Nomination Form

The nomination process for the County of Frontenac it's 2017 International Day of Persons with Disabilities Access Award is now open. Nominate someone for the 2017 Access Award by completing this form. The Access Award will be presented on November 23 at Warden's reception.

Previous recipients include the Verona Lions Club (2013), Joe Ryan and Brenden Hicks of Accessible Living (2014) and Doug Lovegrove of Verona (2015)

For more information about this award, contact Jannette Amini, Manager of Legislative Services/Clerk at 613-548-9400 ext. 302 or jamini@frontenaccounty.ca.

What is the Award?

The County of Frontenac, in partnership with the Frontenac Accessibility Advisory Committee (FAAC), created this award in 2013 to recognize persons, groups or organizations that have made or are making a significant contribution beyond legislated requirements, towards improving access for persons with disabilities in the County of Frontenac.

"Access" can include designing new or renovated buildings, an employment program, a transportation system, a recreational or leisure program, or anything that contributes significantly to persons with disabilities living independently.

Who is Eligible for the Award?

.  An individual, team, company or organization living and/or working in the County of Frontenac or involved in a project which directly benefits the citizens of the County of Frontenac, and

.  An initiative developed within the past three years

How is the Award Winner Selected?

The Selection Committee will be the Frontenac Accessibility Advisory Committee (FAAC). 

The judging of nominated projects is to take place in early fall, and the Awards Ceremony will be held at the December County Council meeting starting with a luncheon at noon. The nominees will be invited to the ceremony, where the award will be announced and the Warden will present the winner with a certificate whose name will be added to the International Day of Persons with Disabilities Access Award plaque.  All nominees will receive a certificate of recognition.

Selection Factors:

The Selection Committee will consider the following factors as it evaluates nominees for the International Day of Persons with Disabilities Access Award:

.  The degree to which the initiative demonstrates innovation and creativity in preventing, identifying and removing barriers to accessibility

.  The degree to which the initiative enhances accessibility for persons with disabilities

.  The degree to which the initiative improves the quality of life for persons with disabilities

.  The impact the initiative has on developing and delivering interesting and effective awareness about disability and accessibility issues