Nominations sought for this year's Accessibility Awards

Calgary - The City of Calgary’s Advisory Committee on Accessibility (ACA) is hosting its annual awards event in recognition of people who have presented exceptional qualities and actions in supporting people with disabilities. Nominees for these awards are now being accepted, and will focus around Calgarians who have fostered accessibility for people with disabilities or have contributed to universal design principles to improve the lives of people in the community.

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 and are progressing accessible opportunities in Calgary.
  • The Universal Design 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 Transportation Opportunities Award celebrates an individual or group that emphasizes making 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.

Nominees for the award should be individuals who go above and beyond in their daily duties to embrace disability. For more details on the awards and nomination process, please visit

Nominations are due by November 23, 2018. The winners will be announced during the awards ceremony on Monday, December 10.