Photo: Community Partner Royal Canadian Legion Branch 255. Sponsored by Safeguard. Presented by Drew Soltes, Provincial Chrysler.
3rd Annual Windsor Essex Accessibility Awards a Huge Success
The Community came together to celebrate achievement in creating an accessible community!
On Thursday May 17th 2018 Assisted Living Southwestern Ontario in partnership with the University of Windsor office of Human Rights, Equity & Accessibility and the Town of Amherstburg Accessibility Advisory Committee, The City of Windsor Accessibility Advisory Committee and St. Clair College presented the 3rd Windsor-Essex Accessibility Awards at the St. Clair Centre for the Arts. The event featured music by Josh Johnson with Kevin McShan and Corey Roberstson as Masters of Ceremony.
This important event recognized individuals, organizations and businesses who have made a difference in creating a more accessible community for all of us but most particularly for people with disabilities, acquired brain injuries and seniors.
This year’s winners are:
Distinguished Volunteer: Ali Coppola
Thanking a valuable contributor for extraordinary efforts on behalf of people with disabilities. Sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care. Presented by Ryan Jershy.
Influential Advocate: Cheryl Morand
Celebrating a dedicated leader for justice and enhanced participation of persons with disabilities. Sponsored by Centerline (Windsor) Limited. Presented by Dorie Deslippe.
Outstanding Individual: Peter Coupe
Honouring an individual who is making an impact on improving the inclusion and awareness of accessibility issues for all people in our community. Sponsored by McTague Law Firm. Presented by Joe Malandruccolo.
Barrier Free Access: Sheena Schoger
Recognizing leadership in the removal of barriers for people with disabilities. Sponsored and presented by John Lopez of Royal Lepage Binder Real Estate.
Innovation and Technology: WETECH Alliance
Recognizing innovation in the field of technology that enhances the lives of people with disabilities. Sponsored by Parallel 42 Systems. Presented by Doug Sartori.
Community Partner: Royal Canadian Legion Branch 255
Applauding those who contribute to increased community awareness and services through good deeds. Sponsored by Safeguard. Presented by Drew Soltes, Provincial Chrysler.
Education/Employment: David Burman
Acknowledging those who work toward integration of persons with disabilities in education and employment. Sponsored by the University of Windsor. Presented by Kaye Johnson.
Sydney Mitchell Memorial Award: Diana Francis
Recognizing a support worker who is exemplary in their commitment and integrity towards the independent living philosophy. Sponsored by IBEW Local 636. Presented by Jackie Bedard & Sue LaButte.