Advocacy Award

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.


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Eligible Nominees

To be consider for this award eligible nominees include:

-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

-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

Advocacy Award Nomination Form RTF

(includes Nomination Guide)

Nomination Guide PDF

Advocacy Award - Nomination Form

  • Nominee Information
  • Nominator Information
  • 1st Reference Information (a person supporting the nomination - required)
  • 2nd Reference Information (a person supporting the nomination - optional)
  • Letters of reference strengthen nominations. You are encouraged to provide additional supporting documents or information including testimonial letters, publications, articles and/or photos (word, PDF & JPEG file formats accepted).
  • The questions below have been developed to guide you in the presentation of information on your nominee.

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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