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. Submission deadlines and nomination forms for 2023 will be updated soon.

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.

Inspiring Possibilities Awards

Community Living Ontario’s Inspiring Possibilities Awards celebrate the people and organizations making a positive impact on the 100,000 people with intellectual disabilities and their families living in Ontario.

The four awards are:

  • Changemaker Award: Celebrating an individual or group that has made a significant impact on the lives of people with intellectual disabilities.
  • Inclusive Media Award: Honouring an individual or organization that has utilized social media, television, radio, film, or print media to raise awareness, promote inclusion, and positively impact the lives of people with intellectual disabilities.
  • Innovation in Accessibility Award: Celebrating an individual or organization that has developed innovative solutions to make the world more accessible and/or inclusive for people with intellectual disabilities.
  • Jason Rae Award: Awarded to a person with an intellectual disability who has demonstrated leadership and given back to their community.