Advocacy Award

Carleton U


The Advocacy Award recognizes the efforts and contributions of an individual, family member, group or organization towards raising awareness of disability issues and/or work which improves the lives of a person or people with disabilities.

Eligible Nominees:

  • are an individual living or working in Ottawa, OR a group or organization operating in Ottawa OR can clearly demonstrate how their activities have benefited Ottawa citizens
  • are an individual, family member, group or organization

Selection Factors:

The Celebration of People Selection Committee will consider the following factors in the evaluation of nominees for the Advocacy Award:

  • Advocates raising awareness of disability issues with a demonstrated commitment to advancing rights and access to services and supports for people with disabilities
  • Degree to which the advocacy has involved the able-bodied/mainstream community and helped to build agreement to support positive change for people with disabilities
  • Impact of the advocacy in advancing accessibility and inclusion; this includes intended results, as well as unintended impacts (for example, the advocate’s work on behalf of a family member resulted in benefits for other people with disabilities)
  • Impact of the advocacy in raising awareness of previously unrecognized or poorly understood issues and/or in contributing to building community capacity
  • The Selection Committee may select two recipients in this category to recognize an individual and an organization

Adherence to principles of accessibility and/or Universal Design

Download  Advocacy Award Nomination Form RTF
(includes Nomination Guide)

Download Advocacy Award Nomination Form PDF



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

Final Deadline: Friday October 5th, 2018


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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