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Access Recognition Awards!

The Guelph Barrier Free Committee is excited to announce that the Access Recognition Awards are back! The last time we hosted these awards were in 2018.

There will be more information to come, including nomination forms and an information session. For now, we’re hoping to pass along a bit of introductory information.


The ARAs are nomination based, and there are two categories:

Outstanding Contribution of an Individual or a Business:

This category recognizes an individual (or a group of individuals) who has made an outstanding contribution above and beyond the expectations and requirements of the current Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation (IASR) by recognizing, removing and/or preventing barriers for individuals with disabilities recognize individuals or businesses who have made an outstanding contribution above and beyond the , and outstanding accomplishments of individuals.

Outstanding Accomplishment of an Individual:

This category recognizes an individual (or a group of individuals) with a disability who has/have overcome personal barriers to accomplish or fulfill a goal or a dream.


Nominations will open on Tuesday, September 5 and close on Tuesday, October 10 (6 weeks).

Click here for more information



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