The Regional Municipality of Durham’s Accessibility Advisory Committee Awards were recently presented in Whitby. The awards honour individuals, services and/or businesses that have improved accessibility and shown leadership in breaking down barriers in their community. The following were recognized;
Olivia Rennie for her partnership with the Town of Ajax as a Youth Accessibility Leader to outline accessibility improvement projects.
The Beaverton Legion Branch 135 for creating a barrier-free environment. With the help of grants, the Legion was able to install barrier-free doors at their entrance, as well as for their washroom facilities.
Swiss Chalet, Bowmanville, for their willingness and commitment to support persons with disabilities by hiring and providing meaningful work.
Marko Ivancicevic for leadership in the creation of a medical marijuana working group committee.
Tara Sneath, for her work as an accessibility champion at Port Perry High School. Tara increased awareness of the diverse employment and social needs of individuals with disabilities, and the diversity of accessibility needs in the larger community.
Uxbridge Physiotherapy for their energy and commitment to accessibility. The clinic moved to an accessible location to better serve their patients with mobility and accessibility challenges.
JointAction Physiotherapy & Wellness Centre for their Home Care Program that supports those with difficulty leaving their home due to mobility issues.