The David C. Onley Award for Leadership in Accessibility is a new provincial government award that recognizes Ontarians who have gone above and beyond in improving accessibility for people with disabilities.
Recipients receive a personalized certificate and $5,000, with the exception of the Employer Award which does not include a monetary award but recipients will be inducted into an Honour Roll.
Employer Award (Honour Roll): Recognizes an employer, who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in the integration of people with disabilities into their work force, has provided barrier-free working conditions for their employees with disabilities and is compliant with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).
Employee Engagement Award ($5,000 Award): Recognizes an employee or volunteer who, through work initiatives, has created opportunities or broken down barriers for fellow employees or volunteers with disabilities.
Role Model/Champion Award ($5,000 Award): Recognizes an outstanding individual or organization who has supported positive change and has made significant contributions to the integration, independence and overall improvement of quality of life for people with disabilities, or whose actions and activities inspire all people through personal example.
Youth Leadership Award ($5,000 Award): Recognizes an individual, between the ages of 16-24 years, who has shown leadership and commitment to developing the potential of people with disabilities.
The deadline is December 3 each year.