Congratulations to the 2019 Mayor's Award recipients and nominees!

Ewen Nelson Award for Self-Advocacy
Amy Willans

We recognized the contributions of individuals with a disability that have been an advocate in the development of services and supports for citizens with disabilities. Amy has been a champion of fighting stigma, educating the general public around mental illness, and supporting those living with brain illnesses.

Employers - Volunteer
KARA Family Resource Centre

Not only do the recipients of voluntary action benefit, but so do the volunteers. KARA Family Resource Centre has created an inclusive space for people of all abilities.

Employers - Paid Employment
 IKEA Edmonton

Proud to honour IKEA Edmonton for its accommodation, integration and recognition of employees with disabilities, as well as the education of all employees on disability issues.

Accessible Home and Buildings
Glenrose’s Dr. Bill Black Auditorium

The Bill Black Auditorium at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital has played a vital role in providing a space for learning and celebration for staff, patients, caregivers, and the community for the past 50 years. The renovation of the auditorium supports increased accessibility and inclusivity for all users.

Outstanding Service
Martin Van Keimpema of the Bonnie Doon Bowling Lanes

Since 1959 the Bonnie Doon Bowling Lanes have been welcoming people in. Martin Van Keimpema has carried this legacy forward by providing inclusive services and by treating people with sensitivity and respect. These actions and more have significantly improved the lives of people with disabilities.