Accessibility Award

Sponsored by City of Ottawa


The Accessibility Award recognizes innovative projects and/or individual efforts that enhance accessibility, independence and inclusion for people with disabilities above and beyond established requirements.  This award seeks to recognize buildings, interior or outdoor spaces, technology or services.

Eligible Nominees

To be consider for this award eligible nominees include:

-An individual, team, company or organization living and/or working in Ottawa OR involved in an initiative that directly benefits the citizens of Ottawa

-Those who have completed the project or delivered a service within the past three years

-Those who have designed and implemented a project for a building, interior or outdoor space, technology  product OR provided services in ways that  eliminate barriers and enhance access for people with disabilities.

Selection Factors

The Celebration of People Selection Committee will consider the following as it evaluates nominees for this award:

-Degree to which the nominated project or individual achievement exceeds building code requirements, AODA standards, OR web content and technology guidelines

-Creativity and innovation

-Impact of the project (for example, numbers of people who benefit; establishment of  new standards for meeting common needs and addressing common barriers)

-Adherence to principles of accessibility and/or Universal Design



Download  Accessibility Award Nomination Form RTF
(includes Nomination Guide)

Download Accessibility Award Nomination Form PDF



Early Bird Deadline: Monday September 24th, 2018 (enter draw for 2 free tickets)

Final Deadline: Friday October 5th, 2018

Please mail or email your nomination and/or supporting documentation (pictures, letters, articles etc.) to the address below.

Mailing Address:
Celebration of People Nomination Committee
(c/o Citizen Advocacy)
312 Parkdale Avenue, Ottawa, ON
K1Y 4X5

Additional information:
Tel: 613-761-9796
TTY: 613-725-6175
Fax: 613-761-9525