Accessibility Advisory Committee Awards - Call for Nominations

The Accessibility Advisory Committee, the Municipality of Chatham-Kent and Chatham-Kent Council are calling for nominations for this year’s annual Accessibility Advisory Committee Awards.

Members of the community are invited to nominate a business or an individual they feel should be recognized in one of the following three categories:

Dr. Veronica Vaughn Accessible Business Award

Is presented to a business that stands out as providing an accessible facility and/or accessible customer service.

Sheila Lindsey Powers Accessibility Advocate Award

Is presented to an individual in this community who stands out as an advocate for the inclusion of people of all abilities.

Sid Ebare Perseverance Award

Is presented to an individual who stands out as a person who perseveres beyond their limitations to participate in community life.

Sara Ebare, Chair of the Accessibility Advisory Committee said “The AAC likes to honour people and businesses in the community that contribute to the independence of persons with disabilities.”

“Accessibility is a keystone of a thriving community, and Chatham-Kent is making great strides to ensure that we’re as accessible as possible to everyone,” said Mayor Darrin Canniff. “I want to thank all of the nominees and nominators in advance for the work they are doing to make Chatham-Kent a better place to live for everyone.”

“As Council rep for the Accessibility Advisory Committee I love hearing about the great work being done by individuals and groups across Chatham-Kent to make our community more accessible and inclusive,” said Councillor Alysson Storey. “I’d like to encourage everyone across CK to nominate a person or business for this award so they can be properly recognized!”

To receive a nomination form, contact Andrea Tsinias at and request a form. Completed forms can then be submitted to any current member of the AAC or by emailing

Deadline for receipt of nomination forms is Tuesday, April 30, 2024.

The 2024 Accessibility Awards will be presented during the June 24th Council Meeting.



Media Contact:

Eric Labadie
Manager, Corporate Communications
Municipality of Chatham-Kent
519-360-1998 x 2039

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