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

Download Advocacy Award Nomination Form RTF

(includes Nomination Guide)

Download Advocacy Award Nomination Form PDF

 Nomination Guide PDF


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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