Excellence Canada - Ontario Accessibility Award 2012 Recipients

TORONTO, March 8, 2013 /CNW/ - Excellence Canada is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2012 Excellence Canada - Ontario Accessibility Awards, based upon submissions received from organizations that have gone above and beyond the regulated requirements of the AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005). The Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, the Honourable David C. Onley, is the honorary patron of the Excellence Canada - Ontario Accessibility Awards Program.

Now in its third year, this program recognizes and celebrates organizations that have demonstrated leadership and commitment to providing exemplary service and opportunities for people with disabilities in addition to satisfying the AODA regulations. The program highlights role models, while inspiring others to take positive action in promoting accessibility.

This year's recipients are Bluewater Health, City of Brampton, Cohen Highley LLP, Copernicus Lodge, the Royal Ontario Museum, the Town of Richmond Hill, and the Town of Aurora.

About Excellence Canada and People Access

Excellence Canada (formerly the National Quality Institute) helps organizations improve performance and recognizes excellence. It is the proud custodian of Canada's highest organizational recognition program established in 1984, the prestigious Canada Awards for Excellence, which enjoys the Patronage of His Excellency, the Right Honourable David Johnston, C.C., C.M.M., C.O.M., C.D., Governor General of Canada. Visit www.excellence.ca

People Access, a division of Excellence Canada, is a not-for-profit dedicated to helping organizations embrace accessibility for people with disabilities. Its vision is a Canadian society that is diverse, accessible, and inclusive. People Access supports organizations in achieving compliance with the accessibility laws while also improving customer and employee satisfaction and bottom-line results. Visit www.peopleaccess.ca

SOURCE: Excellence Canada

For further information:

To nominate an organization that you believe is deserving of recognition or for more information, please contact us at 1-800-263-9648 x 224 or email awards@peopleaccess.ca

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