Employer Award

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The Employer Award recognizes an employer who demonstrates best practices (“what works”) in promoting accessibility and inclusion in the workplace.

Eligible Nominees

To be consider for this award eligible nominees include:

-Ottawa-based employers. If self-nominating, include third party validations (supporting documents) of practices and policies promoting accessibility and inclusion

Selection Factors

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

-Demonstrated best practices and Human Resources (HR) policies and processes in one or more of the areas of: recruiting, interviewing, hiring and accommodating people with disabilities

-Validations from employees, customers or other third parties and/or provision of relevant examples from HR plans and policies

-Initiatives which demonstrate accommodation based on the needs of employees with disabilities

-Efforts to support success of employees with disabilities

-The degree to which the employer promotes the benefits of inclusion to their employees and/or to others in the community

-The Selection Committee may select two recipients in this category to recognize an individual and an organization

Download Employer Award Nomination Form RTF
(includes Nomination Guide)

Download Employer Award Nomination Form PDF

Nomination Guidelines


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
email: events@citizenadvocacy.org