Nominations open for the 2022 Celebrating Accessibility Awards

Recognize those in Kingston who make our community more accessible by nominating them for the City of Kingston’s annual Celebrating Accessibility Awards.

The City, in partnership with the Municipal Accessibility Advisory Committee (MAAC), created the Celebrating Accessibility Awards in 2011 to recognize a person, business or organization that has made or is making a significant contribution beyond legislated requirements towards improving access for persons with disabilities in Kingston.

“Accessibility is more than disability. Equitable access benefits everyone in the Kingston community and everything that the community offers,” says Andrew Ashby, Chair, MAAC.

“The Celebrating Accessibility Awards recognize and increase awareness of the efforts of community residents, businesses, and organizations to remove barriers, increase inclusivity, and make Kingston more accessible for everyone.”

Award Categories

As part of the application process, applicants will be asked to identify the area(s) that their nominee’s work best reflects: 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.

Completed nomination forms must be submitted by 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21.

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 Friday, Dec. 2.


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