Employer Award

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

Employer Award Nomination Form RTF
(includes Nomination Guide)

Nomination Guide PDF

Employer 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
email: events@citizenadvocacy.org