The Celebration of People Awards, December 2005, presented H’Art of Ottawa with the Education Award at its special awards dinner. Celebration of People marked the United Nations International Day of Disabled Persons. The Celebration of People Awards Dinner honoured 11 individuals and organizations whose innovations and vision create opportunities for people with disabilities to live, work and play in our community.
Celebration of People is an annual awards program and dinner event first held in Ottawa in 2001. Presentation of the Celebration of People awards takes place each year in conjunction with December 3 — designated by the United Nations as the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
The awards recognize the achievements and contributions of individuals, businesses and organizations promoting accessibility, inclusion and full community participation by citizens with disabilities.
Award recipients include individuals with disabilities who are advocates for others with disabilities and/or whose personal example of excellence demonstrates the potential of all members of the community. They also include companies, agencies, government and other organizations which have created opportunities for people with disabilities to participate more fully in their workplaces, schools and volunteer organizations — for example, through projects to enhance physical accessibility or inclusive hiring practices and policies.
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