The Huron County Accessibility Awards program celebrates organizations and individuals in the area who working to build a more inclusive community. These organizations and individuals make a difference in the lives of Canadians living with a disability.
The Award of Merit for Barrier-Free Design promotes public awareness of the importance of barrier-free design, and to recognize excellence in accessibility design.
Awards are presented annually to owner(s) of a building or facility, whether private business or public sector organization, who designed or renovated with special regard to accessibility for persons with a disability.
“It’s important to celebrate organizations and individuals who are working to build a more accessible society,” commented Glen McNeil, Huron County Warden.
The 2021 Accessibility Awards winners include:
- Cait’s Café in Goderich
- Shoppability Project in Clinton (Central Huron)
The 2021 Accessibility Honourable Mention Awards go to:
- Arnold Morrison, Wingham building owner
- Bank of Montreal (BMO), Goderich branch
- Kingsbridge Centre
- Seaforth Main Street/County Road 12 Reconstruction, Huron East
A summary of the efforts put forward by each business and organization can be found here: www.huroncounty.ca/administration/accessibility
The County of Huron would also like to celebrate the 2020 Accessibility Award recipients:
- Wingham Foodland
- MGM Townsend Tire
- Dreams Property Management – Blyth Pharmacy and Pick-a-Posie
- GJAJ Holdings – Blyth Residential Subdivisions on Gloria Street and Rutledge Street
- Huron Christian School
- Huron County Court House
- Maitland River Community Church
“I’m proud to live in the Huron County community where our businesses and public sector prioritize making sure they’re operating inclusive environments,” added McNeil.
For more information about the Huron County Accessibility Advisory Committee visit: https://www.huroncounty.ca/administration/accessibility/ or contact 519-524-8394.