David C. Onley Award for Leadership in Accessibility

Government of Ontario
Provider
Value
$5000
Deadline
December 03, 2022
Difficulty
Normal

This award commemorates the legacy of Ontario’s 28th Lieutenant Governor by recognizing Ontarians who have gone above and beyond to improve accessibility for people with disabilities.

There are four categories:

  • Employee Engagement: this category recognizes an employee or volunteer who creates opportunities and breaks down barriers for fellow employees or volunteers with disabilities. The recipient receives a $5,000 cash award and a certificate.
  • Role Model: this category recognizes an individual who advocates for positive change, inspires others and makes significant contributions to improving the overall quality of life for people with disabilities. The recipient receives a $5,000 cash award and a certificate.
  • Youth Leadership: this category recognizes a young person, between 16 and 24 years old, who shows leadership and commitment to developing the potential of people with disabilities. The recipient receives a $5,000 cash award and a certificate.
  • Honour Roll: this category recognizes an organization that shows leadership in integrating and providing barrier-free working conditions for people with disabilities that goes beyond the compliance of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005. Each recipient receives a certificate.

How to Apply

Your nominee must be:

  • a resident of Ontario (for individuals)
  • registered in Ontario (for companies and organizations)

You cannot nominate:

  • yourself
  • someone who is deceased
  • an elected politician currently in office

You need to mail a detailed form with your nominee’s information that includes:

  • a description of your nominee’s achievements in leadership, breaking down barriers, creating opportunities or improving the quality of life for people with disabilities
  • two or more signed testimonials from two different people (in addition to the nominator) who know and support your nominee’s achievements (not required for the Champion Award)

You can include other materials, such as news articles, if they give more insight into your nominee’s accomplishments.

You can only submit your nomination by mail at this time.

An independent selection committee reviews each nomination and recommends who should receive the award.