With the AODA legislation mandated in Ontario, and the customer service component in full effect in 2012, this award highlights businesses who are making a difference. It's a bit of a tight timeline for nominations to be received but the idea is a good one. the info below is taken directly from the Business Takes Action web site.
You may be wondering who one this award in 2010? You can check it out at
2010 BTA Innovator of the Year award.
Business Takes Action is delighted to announce and offer another Innovation Award for the third year in a row to recognize an outstanding local business champion who creates and embraces a diverse and inclusive workforce by hiring people with disabilities.
Business Takes Action Innovation Award is dedicated to recognizing the very best employer in Ontario who creates and embraces a diverse and inclusive workforce. The recipient has developed innovative policy, processes and practices in the areas of accessibility, accommodation and awareness for employees, job seekers, suppliers and customers.
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR BTA INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR
You are invited to nominate an outstanding Employer who has embraced the inclusion of employees with disabilities. The winner will be announced at the Innovation Awards Ceremony taking place in Ottawa, June 14, 2011. Travel and accommodation will be provided for the recipient.
Requirements for Nominations
- Nominees must have physical presence in Ontario. Employers regulated by the Federal Contractors Program are not eligible for nomination.
- Download and complete the following APPLICATION FORM.
- Submit the form to Elaine.firstname.lastname@example.org (If you have any questions or concerns contact Elaine Austin 905-672-3466 x3227.)
- Nominations will be accepted up until Friday May 20th, 2011.