Clarington recognizes local restaurants for breaking down accessibility barriers

Four Clarington restaurants received accessibility awards during a ceremony recognizing outstanding contribution and commitment to creating an inclusive environment. Each year, the Accessibility Advisory Committee selects organizations that demonstrate leadership in accessibility to improve the quality of life for everyone in the community. Winning restaurants are selected for excellence in one of four categories: Customer service, Information and Communications, Built Environment and Employment.

Captain George’s Fish & Chips in Bowmanville, the Courtyard in Courtice, the Swiss Chalet Rotisserie and Grill in Bowmanville, as well as the Swiss Chalet Rotisserie and Grill in Courtice were all honoured this year for taking steps to remove barriers to ensure people of all abilities equal access their services.

The award ceremony took place in Council Chambers. Clarington Mayor Adrian Foster, members of Council, as well as members of the Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC) were on hand to recognize the leadership these restaurants have shown in breaking down accessibility barriers.

Captain George’s Fish & Chips was recognized for extraordinary customer service. The Courtyard, Swiss Chalet Courtice and Swiss Chalet Bowmanville were all recognized for creating accessible workplaces that support employees with disabilities.

“These awards serve to raise awareness and set an example for other organizations to follow suit and remove barriers, creating an all-inclusive Clarington,” said Clarington Mayor Adrian Foster.

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