Access Award

The Frontenac International Day of Persons with Disabilities Access Award recognizes 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. The Access Award was created in 2013 by the County of Frontenac in partnership with the Frontenac Accessibility Advisory Committee (FAAC).

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.

Nomination form
Click here to access the online nomination form. Please contact Jannette Amini if you require the form in an alternate format.
Previous recipients
  • 2022 Wolfe Island Community Medical Clinic and Frontenac Doctors, Hunter's Creek Golf Club, Fargo's General Store and Graham's Pharmacy
  • 2021 Howe Island Ratepayers Association, and the Snow Road Community Centre Association
  • 2020 Frontenac Transportation Service volunteer drivers and Inverary Youth Activities. 
  • 2019 Southern Frontenac Community Services 
  • 2018 New Leaf Link
  • 2017 John Weatherall
  • 2016 Bellrock Community Hall Association
  • 2015 Doug Lovegrove of Verona
  • 2014 Joe Ryan and Brenden Hicks of Accessible Living
  • 2014 The Verona Lions Club
Who is eligible to be nominated?
  • An individual, team, company or organization living and working in the County of Frontenac or involved in a project which directly benefits the citizens of the County of Frontenac
  • An initiative developed within the past three years
Selection factors
A selection committee will consider the following factors as it evaluates nominees for the 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