Nominations for the 2020 Access Award now open

Photo by Lucas Mulder.

The Frontenac Accessibility Advisory Committee (FAAC) is asking to hear about wonderful acts of kindness that have been carried out during this unprecedented year. People, groups or organizations that have assisted vulnerable citizens who were left isolated and unable to carry out many of their daily activities can be nominated for the 2020 Access Award.

The County of Frontenac is now accepting nominations for this award until Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. The nomination form is available here.

In partnership with the FAAC, the County of Frontenac created the award in 2013 to recognize those persons, groups, or organizations that have made or are making significant contributions beyond legislated requirements, toward improving access for persons with disabilities in the County of Frontenac, according to a press release from Frontenac County, dated Thursday, Oct.1, 2020.

Access can include designing new or renovated buildings, an employment program, a transportation system, a recreational or leisure program, or anything that contributes significantly to persons with disabilities living independently, according to the release.

Last year, the Access Award went to Southern Frontenac Community Services (SFCSC) in recognition of its work and dedication in making the Grace Centre in Sydenham fully accessible.

Previous recipients are the Verona Lions Club (2013), Joe Ryan and Brenden Hicks of Accessible Living (2014), Doug Lovegrove of Verona (2015), the Bellrock Community Hall Association (2016), John Weatherall (2017), and New Leaf Link (2018).

For more information, or to proved a nomination, visit the Access Award website.

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