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What a Wonderful Night!


What a wonderful night! The 2014 awards dinner at our new venue went off without a hitch. Over 300 people attended and celebrated our 27 finalists and took part in the award presentations to the 12 recipients. More than a few tears were shed as the recipients made their acceptances speeches.

We are now in the process of planning the 2015 edition. If you would like to be involved, or have feedback about the event, feel free to contact us at or 613-7619522

Thank you!


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Meet the 2014 Finalists!

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Our Selection Committee had a tough job this year selecting the finalists from so many strong nominations, but after much deliberation, we are thrilled to be able to announce the  finalists Take a look and meet the 27 finalists, you will undoubtedly see some some familiar faces! You will also meet some new individuals and organizations that are making a difference in the  lives of people living with disabilities.
Congratulations to all of the finalists.
 Support the 2014 finalists by attending the  Celebration of People Awards and Dinner. Buy your tickets today, we look forward to seeing you at our event.
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Nominations are Now Closed

Thank you! We had a wonderful response to our call for nominations for the Celebration of People awards.

Nominations are closed

Now is the time to buy your tickets for the Celebration of People Awards Ceremony and Dinner:

When: Wednesday December 3, 2014

What: Pre-event reception 5:30 pm, Awards and Dinner 6:30 pm

Where: Algonquin College, enter through building “E”


  • Individual tickets – $60 (before November 4th, 2014)
  • Individual tickets – $70 (after November 4th, 2014)
  • Corporate table – $500
  • Sponsor tickets, so that others can attend


 We look forward to seeing you there!

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Giving Recognition Where it Matters

On December 3rd, 2014 the Celebration of People Awards ceremony will mark an exciting time for the Ottawa accessibility community.  In conjunction with the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Citizen Advocacy and their partners are hosting an awards ceremony honoring the achievements and contributions of individuals, businesses, and organizations promoting accessibility, inclusion, and full community participation by citizens with disabilities. In doing so, the event aims to establish a community that not only embodies principles of inclusiveness and accessibility, but also empowers those that make a difference.

Since its inaugural event in 2011, the awards ceremony has honored award recipients and nominees from across the Ottawa region. Some of the nominees and recipients include individuals with disabilities who are advocates for others, or whose personal example of excellence demonstrates the potential for all members of the community. Others include companies, agencies, government, and other organizations which have created opportunities for people with disabilities to participate more fully in community venues (workplaces, artistic centres, etc.)

Briton Amos

Briton Amos

One of our finalist from 2013 included Briton Amos. An inspiring member of the Ottawa community, Mr. Amos has many accomplishments under his belt, many of which have impacted the City’s legislation.  After suffering the impacts of a shooting during a car-jacking in 1991, Briton made Canadian history in his court case against his insurance company, setting a legislative precedent for third-party liability. Later, after graduating from the University of Ottawa in the Faculty of Social Sciences and International Development and Globalization, Briton once again changed the landscape for those with disabilities in Ottawa. In 2007, Briton founded Humanitarian Mobility International (HMI), a registered charity whose mandate is to provide medical mobility equipment to those who need it the most, regardless of political, religious, or cultural affiliation – both in Canada and across the globe. An inspiration to all, Briton states that “it (life) is a short ride and there is no time to waste,” and his contributions indeed show how he has made the world a better place.

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Don’t Miss the Early Bird Deadline!


All nominations that are submitted before September 15th will be entered into a draw to win two free tickets to the December 3rd awards night. Take a look at the 12 award categories and submit your nomination today! If you need assistance to complete your nomination or have questions or comments, please feel free to contact us or 613-761-9522.

Good luck to all the early birds!

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Nominations are Now Open!


Celebration of People is an annual awards program and dinner event held each year to recognize the achievements and contributions of individuals, businesses and organizations promoting accessibility, inclusion and full community participation by citizens with disabilities. The awards dinner is held on December 3rd each year – designated by the United Nations as International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The first event in Ottawa was held in 2001.

The nominations are open! We are looking forward to receiving nomination packages about the people and businesses that inspire you. The early bird deadline for nominations is September 15th. Nominations that are received before this date will be entered into a draw to win 2 free tickets to the event. The final nomination deadline is October 17th.

Submit your nomination today!


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