2019 Access Award nominations now open

Posted On Tuesday September 10, 2019

Do you know a person or organization pioneering accessibility in the County of Frontenac? The County of Frontenac is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Access Award.

The Access Award nomination form is available online and the deadline for submissions is November 29.

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.

Last year, the Access Award went to New Leaf Link. New Leaf Link is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the community inclusion of adults with developmental disabilities.  Their focus is on bridging that gap by offering skills and experiences in the areas of arts (drama, music and information technology) and healthy living (eating wisely, moving comfortably and being socially active).

Previous recipients are the Verona Lions Club (2013), Joe Ryan and Brenden Hicks of Accessible Living (2014), Doug Lovegrove of Verona (2015), the Bellrock Community Hall Association (2016), John Weatherall (2017) and New Leaf Link (2018).

For more information:
Jannette Amini, Dipl.M.A., M.M., CMO
Manager of Legislative Services/Clerk
Corporate Services
County of Frontenac
2069 Battersea Road,
Glenburnie ON K0H 1S0
Phone: 613-548-9400 ext. 302