About Us

Celebration of People is an annual awards program and dinner event, first held in Ottawa in 2001. Presentation of the awards takes place each year in conjunction with December 3 – designated by the United Nations as the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

This year the event will be held on Wednesday November 29, 2017

  • Celebration of People Awards lined up on table

The awards recognize the achievements and contributions of individuals, businesses and organizations promoting accessibility, inclusion and full community participation by citizens with disabilities.

Award recipients include individuals with disabilities who are advocates for others with disabilities and/or whose personal example of excellence demonstrates the potential of all members of the community. They also include companies, agencies, government and other organizations which have created opportunities for people with disabilities to participate more fully in their workplaces, schools and volunteer organizations—for example, through projects to enhance physical accessibility or inclusive hiring practices and policies.