Nominate a person, organization or business for the 2023 Celebrating Accessibility Awards

September 18, 2023

Help recognize those who inspire change and make the community more inclusive by nominating them for the 2023 Celebrating Accessibility Awards.

Now in their 13th year, these awards celebrate individuals, organizations and businesses in Kingston who have made or are making a significant contribution beyond legislated requirements to improve access for persons with disabilities in Kingston. 

“Accessibility and inclusion go hand-in-hand,” says Derek Ochej, Acting Deputy City Clerk.

“Building an inclusive community starts with identifying and removing the barriers that prevent people from fully participating at work or in their daily life. These awards are an opportunity to recognize the progress being made by individuals, organizations and businesses to put accessibility first.”

Award Categories

As part of the application process, applicants will be asked to identify the area(s) that their nominee’s work best reflects, including built environment, customer service, design of public spaces, education, employment, health care, information and communication, and transportation.

How to submit a nomination

Learn more about the awards and submit your nomination online at You can also submit a completed nomination form in person at City Hall, 216 Ontario St.

If you have any questions about submitting a nomination, please contact the City Clerk’s department by email at or by phone at 613-546-4291 ext. 1207.

Completed nomination forms must be submitted by 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 20.

The award selection committee chooses the finalists from amongst the nominations received. The selection committee is comprised of four members of MAAC.

Award recipients will be celebrated at a ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 30. More details will be announced in early November.