By Melanie IrwinOctober 28, 2019
2019 Accessibility Award winners were recognized at a special ceremony in Sarnia Council chambers Monday afternoon.
The awards are given to businesses and individuals who have excelled in promoting an inclusive environment and shopping experience for people with disabilities.
RBC on Lambton Mall Road and Junior Baker are being recognized for creating an inclusive environment.
Judith and Norman Alix Art Gallery staff who run the Art Pod Program, designed for youth with special needs, are being honoured for exceptional leadership in customer service.
Holly Wenning, Amy Mayea and Jenn-Brown Nead are recognized for creating opportunity for an accessible community, through an expressive arts program.
Patodia Eye Institute is awarded for ensuring exceptional physical accessibility for people with disabilities.
Detroit Metro Shuttle Inc. is honoured for going above and beyond when serving and assisting people with disabilities.
Three women have been singled out for making Sarnia a better place to live for people of all ages.
Sarah Nishimura-Nissen is a champion for inclusive employment, Amber Harding is an emerging leader in accessibility and inclusion and Lynne Betteridge has been recognized for creating a group that brings women together.
The list of accessibility champions was compiled by the City of Sarnia’s Accessibility Advisory Committee after requesting nominations from the community.