Advocacy, AEBC

AEBC 26th AGM Awards, April 27-29, 2018

Dear AEBC Members:


The AGM Awards committee is pleased to announce that there will be three additional awards presented at this year’s AGM on the evening of Friday, April 27, 2018 during the “Opening Ceremonies”.


They are:


  1. Peer support recognition


  1. Outstanding Community Service Recognition


  1. Accessible Website Recognition


The criteria for each is as follows:


  1. Peer support recognition: Is there a member whom you would like to have recognized for having provided on-going peer support over the years as it relates to the work of AEBC?  Perhaps this person has been a great influence in your life in general?   Please write a summary explaining how this person has been instrumental in providing peer support.


All who are nominated and fit the criteria will receive recognition.


  1. Outstanding Community Service Award: Which business (in the private or public sectors) of your community would you like to have recognized as having gone the extra mile to provide excellent service to Blind, deaf-blind and partially sighted Canadians? This business should be observed as providing its services without any, or very few barriers.  While we know that some businesses are constantly reminded of their obligation to serve members of the public with the thought in mind that we should all be able to take part on an equal basis, we are aware that not all comply nor do they appear to care. Describe the attributes that make this business stand out.



From a mobility prospective, is the building accessible inside and out?

Is the lighting adequate to conduct your business in this establishment?

Have staff been trained to serve blind, deaf-blind or partially sighted persons with respect and dignity and in a timely manner?

Are you able to navigate without concerns at this place of business? Is it safe?

Can you independently complete your transaction satisfactorily?

If requested, would this business provide you with their reading materials in the alternate format of your choice?


These are a few suggestions as to what you might ask yourselves if you were to nominate a place of business which you feel is deserving of this recognition.


All who are nominated and fit the criteria will be recognized.


. Accessible Website: Is there a website that you use frequently that is accessible for blind, deaf-blind and partially sighted Canadians that you would like recognized? If so, please provide the URL and a summary about the website and explain how it is accessible and why you use this website.


All who are nominated and fit the criteria will be recognized.


Remember: We can only know your nominee through your submission, so please be specific when explaining why they should be recognized for the award.


Please send in your nomination to Betty Nobel by Thursday, March 15, 2018 at




Betty Nobel, National Secretary


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