Nominations open for Committee on Accessibility’s 2017 Awards

Recognize Calgarians who improve life for people with disabilities

Entries are now being accepted for The City of Calgary’s Advisory Committee on Accessibility’s (ACA) annual awards. Established in 2004, the ACA awards raise awareness about the importance of accessibility and universal design by recognizing and celebrating the achievements and contributions by individuals and organizations in the community.

Each year, the ACA welcomes nominations of individuals, corporations, community groups, and organizations in three award categories.

  • The Advocacy Award recognizes an individual or group of people who have improved the quality of life for persons with disabilities.
  • The Access Recognition Award acknowledges how an individual or group – through the use of universal design principles – has improved access for persons with disabilities in Calgary. This award covers improved access to the physical environment, technology or products.
  • The Ella Anderson Transportation Award celebrates an individual or group that emphasizes making public transportation more inclusive in our community. This award was created in memory of Ella Anderson, who served on the ACA with grace, style and commitment to people with disabilities. Ella’s positive attitude and willingness to go above and beyond helped to shape a more inclusive, customer-focused public transportation service.

The deadline for nominations is Friday, November 17, 2017. Winners will be announced on or near the International Day of Persons with Disabilities which is celebrated globally on December 3, 2017.

Details on ACA’s awards nomination process are available by visiting