2017 is the 60th Anniversary of our Association. As such, we feel that it is very important to recognize the contribution that community members make toward the goal of full inclusion for all citizens. The Champion of Inclusion award is NBACL’s premier award, and will be presented to individuals or groups who have made an outstanding contribution to the lives of children and adults with an intellectual disability and their families.
Our Association, a Community Living movement, has for the past 60 years, worked to ensure that all citizens, including children and adults with an intellectual disability live, learn, work, participate and contribute in every aspect of community life. New Brunswick has been a beacon to other countries and jurisdictions around inclusive values and principals.
We know there are people who have made an outstanding contribution to the community living movement, and we want to give them the recognition they deserve by presenting them with a Champion of Inclusion Award. There will be a minimum of one Francophone certificate and a minimum of one Anglophone certificate awarded.
The Awards are presented in 5 different categories. We encourage nominations to fall into one of them. as follows:
– Family: a New Brunswick family that exemplifies the values and practices of inclusion
– Recreation and Healthy Living: a person, team, group or organization that strives to practice inclusive recreation
– Employment: a New Brunswick employer who has committed to inclusive hiring practices
– Volunteer: an outstanding person or group of people who have donated their time to inclusion and community living movement
– Youth: a person or group of young people who are leaders in inclusion in New Brunswick
Please be sure to indicate which category your nomination falls into.
Criteria and Supporting Documentation: The recipient shall have made a significant, distinct and continual contribution in the inclusion and full participation of children and/or adults with an intellectual disability in community life in such areas as: employment, recreation, faith groups, community groups, organizations and in any other aspect of the community. The nominee will also have promoted high standards and public awareness of inclusion for all. Please complete the nomination form and include the following documentation:
• Brief biographical data both personal and professional (if applicable).
• List of contributions and accomplishments to the Community Living movement.
• Other pertinent information.
• A letter of reference must also be provided.
Who is eligible:
- Individuals of all ages
- Public servants (i.e. social worker, practitioner)
Please note: Current NBACL staff members are not eligible for this award.
Please complete the nomination form together with an information sheet that fully describes the contributions of the nominee, keeping in mind the above selection criteria.
Leaders in the Community Living Movement, government leaders, professionals, families, community advocates, supporters of NBACL and our remarkable keynote speaker, Shelly Moore will be attending the Champions of Inclusion Awards Gala.
Moore is a highly sought after inclusive education researcher, collaborator, consultant, and storyteller who has worked with school districts and community organizations throughout both Canada and the United States. She will present an all-day workshop on Friday, October 27th, will be the featured speaker at the gala Champions of Inclusion Award dinner that evening, and will lead another afternoon session on Saturday. Moore’s visit to Fredericton is a partnership presentation with the Faculty of Education at the University of New Brunswick.
The deadline for Nominations is Friday, September 8th, 2017 at 5:00 pm AST.
Forms can be located in the above link.
For more information contact NBACL, toll free, at 1-866-622-2548.