Brock Accessibility Award nominations now being accepted

Nominations for the Township of Brock Accessibility Award will be accepted until the end of May as the committee in charge looks to recognize the efforts of a local business or organization.

The Township of Brock Accessibility Award is presented once a year to an organization or business in Brock that has shown a concerted effort to improve accessibility. Improved accessibility can mean either physical alterations or new programs and features that reduce barriers to permit greater access to services for those with disabilities. The purpose of this recognition is to thank the organization or business for its efforts, and to encourage other organizations and businesses in the community to make accessible improvements.

To nominate a deserving business or organization for the Township of Brock Accessibility Award, complete the nomination form with details of their efforts to improve accessibility and/or accessibility awareness, and how the business or organization has gone above and beyond to make accessibility a key factor in the community. The business or organization must be located within the Township of Brock.

The deadline to submit a nomination is May 30.

The Township of Brock Accessibility Advisory Committee (B.A.A.C.) will review all nominations and select one winner based on the criteria of showing a concerted effort to improve accessibility. Improved accessibility can mean either physical alterations or new programs and features that reduce barriers to permit greater access to services for those with disabilities.

Read more: The B.A.A.C. has been asked to comment on the recommended removal of three kilometres of sidewalks within the Township.

Last year the award went to the Sunderland Lions Club Walking Trail.

Previous Accessibility Award winners include TD Canada Trust – Beaverton in 2013, St. Andrew’s United Church – Sunderland and St. Andrew’s United Church – Beaverton in 2014, Trinity United Church – Cannington in 2015 and Nourish Community Hub – Cannington in 2016.

The Township of Brock Accessibility Advisory Committee is dedicated to promoting a barrier-free environment for employees, residents, and everyone else who lives, works, visits, or invests in Brock.