Awards

Tributes and Recognition

Community Living Ontario values the many dedicated individuals and groups in our communities, including all people who have an intellectual disability. Every year, the organization recognizes the remarkable efforts and contributions of individuals and organizations that further the Community Living movement. We encourage members to nominate and recognize those contributions.

ANNE STAFFORD LIGHT UP THE FUTURE BURSARY

The Anne Stafford Light Up the Future Bursary is awarded to people who have an intellectual disability who are seeking to pursue a professional development opportunity through an educational program or personal interest course.

2019 Anne Stafford Bursary Criteria and Form – Deadline to submit an application is Friday, June 28, 2019

Sam Forbes,  2018 Anne Stafford Bursary Recipient Humber College Student


JAMES MONTGOMERIE COMMUNITY AWARD

The James Montgomerie Community Award is presented to an organization that demonstrates leadership and innovation in furthering the goals and vision of Community Living.

2019 Nomination Form – Deadline to submit an application is Friday, June 28, 2019

In 2018, the James Montgomerie Award was given to Community Living Mississauga and accepted by Lisa Kitchener and Jamie Curran on behalf of the organization. In the photo (from left to right): Chris Beesley, Jamie Curran, Raina Flexhaug, James Taylor and Lisa Kitchener.


JASON RAE LEADERSHIP AWARD

A service-minded role model who did not let his disability get in the way of his passion for life, Jason Rae was a contributing member of the Trent Hills community, actively involved with Advocates for Community Education, a two-term president of Community Living Campbellford/Brighton’s Board of Directors, and a member of many boards and committees focused on inclusion.

The award is intended for a person who has shown exemplary dedication to inclusion and giving back to their community. $1,000 will also be awarded to the recipient in recognition of the leadership undertaken and the contributions they have made.

2019 Nomination Form – Deadline to submit an application is Friday, June 28, 2019

Chris Grayson, Executive Director of Community Living Upper Ottawa Valley and Jennifer Grol, Jason’s wife, presented the award to Doris Weber, the 2018 recipient of the Jason Rae Leadership Award. In the photo (from left to right) – Top: Chrs Beesley, James Taylor, Jennifer Grol, Chris Grayson – Bottom: Raina Flexhaug, Doris Weber


MEDIA AWARD

The Media Award is presented to journalists who have demonstrated excellence in raising public awareness of issues important to Community Living Ontario and help to further the cause of the Community Living movement in print, broadcast (tv/radio) or online media.

2019 Nomination Form – Deadline to submit an application is Friday, June 28, 2019

Producer Erin Pettit and Dr. Brian Goldman accepting the recognition. In the photo (left to right): Chris Beesley, Raina Flexhaug, Dr.Brian Goldman, James Taylor, Erin Pettit


ORVILLE ENDICOTT SOCIAL JUSTICE AWARD

This award is presented to a person or organization who has taken personal action to challenge injustice in our society in order to better the lives of people who have an intellectual disability.

2019 Nomination Form – Deadline to submit an application is Friday, June 28, 2019

In the photo (from left to right): James Taylor, Raina Flexhaug, Chris Beesley and 2018 recipients Erin Sheldon, Ella Hickey, Rob Hickey and Maggie Hickey.


COMMUNICATIONS AND SOCIAL MEDIA AWARD

This award recognizes the outstanding achievement of organizations that use social media, newsletters, and/or websites to foster positive, socially-relevant information and messaging among people who have an intellectual disability, families, and the broader community.

2019 Nomination Form – Deadline to submit an application is Friday, June 28, 2019

2018 Recipient: Community Living Sarnia-Lambton. In the photo (from left to right): Raina Flexhaug, Chris Beesley, Bob Vansickle (Supervisor of Employment Transitions at Community Living Sarnia-Lambton), James Taylor.


AWARDS OF DISTINCTION

From time to time, the Board of Directors of Community Living Ontario also recognizes people and organizations for their unique gifts and compelling contributions to the vision of inclusion and citizenship of people who have an intellectual disability.

RECOGNITION OF LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

This special award is presented on occasion to people for their unparalleled contributions to the goals of Community Living Ontario.

HONOURARY LIFE MEMBERSHIP

Awarded by the Board of Directors to honour the remarkable contributions of individuals.

WILLIAM G. DAVIS AWARD

This award is named after former Ontario Premier William G. Davis. It has been presented only once, at Community Living Day at the Legislature in May of 2005.


CANADIAN ASSOCIATION FOR COMMUNITY LIVING INCLUSIVE EDUCATION AWARD – ONTARIO

The Inclusive Education Award is provided by the Canadian Association for Community Living to an individual or team in each of the 13 provinces and territories who has made a positive contribution towards meaningful inclusion of students who have disabilities in the education system.

2019 Nomination Form – Deadline to submit an application is Thursday, February 28th, 2019

2018 Winners: St. Emily School, Nepean, ON Accepting the award: Principal Tracy Mertz and Teacher Rob More

 


For more information on the awards referenced above, please contact:

info@communitylivingontario.ca or 416-447-4348 or 1-800-278-8025

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