Award Winners


2016 Award Winners

At the Annual General Meeting March of Dimes honoured several individuals and corporations who are endeavoring to enhance the lives of people living with physical disabilities.
 Award Winners of 2016

Community Partnership Award

Awarded to an organization or community group for outstanding collaboration with March of Dimes Canada in support of persons with disabilities.
 
Motus O Dance Theatre, in Stouffville, Ontario, for its remarkable adaptive programs that empower people with aphasia and communication disorders to express themselves.
 

Award of Merit for Barrier Free Design

Awarded to an owner(s) of a building or facility that has been designed or renovated with special regard to accessibility for persons with a disability.
 
City of Mississauga for its innovative and accessible new Meadowvale Community Centre.
 

The Judge George Ferguson Award

Awarded to a business, organization or individual contributing in an outstanding way to enabling “equality and full participation” for people with disabilities.
 
Access T.O., in Toronto, Ontario, for their work in making Toronto restaurants more accessible in partnership with people living with disabilities.
 

Vocational Rehabilitation Award

Awarded to a business, organization, or agency making an outstanding contribution to the vocational rehabilitation and employment of adults with physical disabilities.
 
Heritage Household Services of Ancaster in Ancaster, Ontario, for their dedication to being an accessible, inclusive, flexible employer.
 

Reverend Roy Essex Award

Awarded to a long-term volunteer who has demonstrated a high degree of commitment and made an outstanding contribution to the goals of March of Dimes Canada.
 
Jim McCullough, in Peterborough, Ontario, for his decade of indefatigable work with Life After Stroke Peterborough.
 

Richard Kall Employee Award of Excellence

Awarded to any full or part-time employee who demonstrates selflessness, excellence, improves the work environment and enhances customer service.
 
Carolyn Kennedy, in Richmond Hill, Ontario, whose infectious positivity and strong work ethic is legendary.
 

Wade Hampton Training Bursary

Awarded to any Ontarian with a physical disability requiring financial assistance to pursue a profession or career goal.
 
Marlene Shay of Brockville, Ontario,  to help her fund an Early Childhood Education program, and a better life for her and her son.
 

Rick Hansen Award of Excellence

Awarded to someone who has demonstrated the dedication and commitment exemplified by Rick Hansen, and has achieved international recognition in aiding adults with physical disabilities.
 
The Rick Hansen Award of Excellence​​ was not given out this year.
 

The Right Honorable Paul Martin Sr. Award

Awarded to an individual or group, for long time service to Ontario March of Dimes in the area of fundraising, service or policy.
 
Roger Holland, in Vancouver, British Columbia, for his tireless support of MODC in the form of fund-raising, networking, and event organizing.


Past Award Winners

2016 Award Winners​

Award Winners of 2016


2015 Award Winners

Festival of Recognition 2015 Award Winners

2014 Award Winners

Award Winners of 2014
Back row (L to R):  Andria Spindel, Dr. Luis Barreto, Nikki Baxter-Mackay, Rick Mercer, Blair Roblin, Basil Boolis, Elaine Kirr, Diana Bullock, Sally Cuddy, Brian Phillips, Carmine Bourelly

2013 Award Winners

Award Winners of 2013
Back row (L to R):  Blair Roblin, Doug G. Hauser, Pamela McGladdery, Darren Cooper, Alex Ross, Cathy Barber, Doug Harvey-Smith, Ruth Kapelus, Doug Dineley, Tracy Morley, William Checkley, Darlene Homonko, Andria Spindel
Below (L to R): Dr. Fasiel Saeed, Elizabeth Lounsbury

2012 Award Winners

AGM 2012 Award winners
Back row (L to R): John Humphries, Judi Lytle, Craig Stevens, Jon Soules, Robert Martyn - Major Deputy Commanding Officer Princess of Wales Own Regiment, Michael Horst, Adrian Anantwan, Ron Horst
Middle row (L to R): Lea Hayes, Judi Vinni, Anna-Maria Tiveron, Emma Nutall, Rick Berry, Ruth Horst
Front row (L to R): Christine Karcza, Izzy Camilleri 


2011 Award Winners

Image of 2011 Award Winners
Back row (L to R): Elizabeth Greville, Andria Spindel, Marilyn Daley, Matt Staples, Joan Hobbs, Teena Tomlinson, David Summers, Cameron Whale, Chris Burbidge, Naz Husain, Diana Simpson, Zora Jackson
Front row (L to R):  Anthony Ramuschak, Pauline Montigny, Christine Karcza, Rachele Dove, David Shannon


2010 Award Winners


Back row: Janine Roy, Kristina Wiech, Dominique Tonetti, Sandy Vella (Canwest), Jackie Moss (Canwest), Nicholas Cartmell(Telus), Paul Rozen, Danny & Charmaine Thompson (George's Market), Len Sjoblad (Telus), Christine Karcza (MC), Art Elliot
Front row: Sandra Rutherford, Audrey King, Elizabether Lounsbury


Award of Merit for Barrier Free Design

Awarded to an owner(s) of a building or facility that has been designed or renovated with special regard to accessibility for persons with a disability.

2016 - City of Mississauga, Mississauga, Ontario
2015 - Participation Lodge, Holland Centre, Ontario
2014 - Participation Lodge, Owen Sound, Ontario
2013 - Milton Centre for the Arts, Milton, Ontario and Luke Anderson, Toronto, Ontario
2012 - City of Burlington, Burlington, Ontario
2011City of Mississauga, Mississauga, Ontario
2010Dominique Tonetti, Kazabazua, Quebec

The Judge George Ferguson Award

Awarded to a business, organization or individual contributing in an outstanding way to enabling "equality and full participation" for people with disabilities.

2016 - Access T.O., Toronto, Ontario
2015 - British Columbia Aboriginal Network on Disability Society, Victoria, BC
2014 - Robin Easey Centre, Ottawa, Ontario
2013 - Doug G. Hauser, Calgary, Alberta
2012 - Izzy Camilleri, IZ Adaptive Clothing, Toronto, Ontario
2011Teena Tomlinson, Ottawa, Ontario
2010Art Elliott, Markham, Ontario

Rick Hansen Award of Excellence

Awarded to someone who has demonstrated the dedication and commitment exemplified by Rick Hansen, and has achieved international recognition in aiding adults with physical disabilities.

2015 - Tracy Schmitt, Toronto, Ontario
2014 - Rick Mercer, Toronto, Ontario
2013 - Chantal Petitclerc, Montreal, Quebec
2012 - Adrian Anantwan, Mississauga, Ontario
2011David Shannon, OOnt, OC, Thunder Bay, Ontario
2010Paul Rosen, Thornhill, Ontario

Vocational Rehabilitation Award

Awarded to a business, organization, or agency making an outstanding contribution to the vocational rehabilitation and employment of adults with physical disabilities.

2016 - Heritage Household Services of Ancaster, Ancaster, Ontario
2015 - Tony LaForet, Thunder Bay, Ontario
2014 - Northern Cleaning Contractors, Sudbury, Ontario
2013 - Louise Rodgers (Unicco), Sudbury, Ontario
2012 - Liberty Tax, Hamilton, Ontario
2011McDonald's, St. Catharines, Ontario
2010George's Market & Celebrations, Thunder Bay, Ontario​

Community Partnership Award

Awarded to an organization or community group for outstanding collaboration with Ontario March of Dimes in support of persons with disabilities.

2016 - Motus O Dance Theatre, Stouffville, Ontario​
2015 - REENA, Vaughan, Ontario​
2014 - Home Depot, Thunder Bay, Ontario
2013 - Camp Awakening, Toronto, Ontario
2012 - Willow Springs Creative Centre, Kaministiquia, Ontario
2011 - David Summers, Kinsmen Residence, Cornwall, Ontario
2010 - Salvation Army, Niagara Branch, St. Catharines, Ontario
2010 - Telus, Toronto, Ontario
2010 - Canwest Television Limited Partnership, Toronto, Ontario

The Right Honourable Paul Martin Sr. Award

Awarded for service to Ontario March of Dimes in the areas of fundraising, service or policy.

2016 - Roger Holland, Vancouver, British Columbia
2015 - Peter, Jan & Laura Bingeman, Petersburg, Ontario
2014 - Dr. Luis Barreto, Toronto, Ontario
2013 - Doug Dineley, Niagara on the Lake, Ontario
2012 - Princess of Wales Own Regiment, Kingston, Ontario
2011 - Joan Hobbs, Aylmer, Ontario

Reverend Roy Essex Award

Awarded to a long-term volunteer(s) who has demonstrated a high degree of commitment and made an outstanding contribution to the goals of March of Dimes. There are three recipients this year:

2016 - Jim McCullough, Peterborough, Ontario
2015 - Colin Hardman, Oakville, Ontario
2014 - Diana Bulluck, Newmarket, Ontario
2013 - Doug Harvey-Smith
2012 - Rick Berry, Richmond Hill, Ontario
2011 - Marc Belliveau, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2011 - David Graves, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2011 - Bruce Marchand, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2010 - Elizabeth Lounsbury, Markstay, Ontario

Richard Kall Employee Award of Excellence

Awarded to any full or part-time employee who demonstrates selflessness, excellence, improves the work environment and enhances customer service.

2016 - Carolyn Kennedy, Richmond Hill, Ontario
2015 - Ruth Patterson, Richmond Hill, Ontario
2014 - Nikki Baxter-Mackay, Niagara Falls, Ontario
2013 - Cathy Barber, St. Catharines, Ontario
2012 - Anna-Maria Tiveron, Toronto, Ontario
2011 - Marilyn Daley, Mississauga, Ontario
2010 - Janine Roy, Sudbury, Ontario

Wade Hampton Employment Training Bursary

Awarded to any Ontarian with a physical disability requiring financial assistance to pursue a profession or career goal. There are two recipients this year:

2016 - Marlene Shay, Brockville, Ontario
2015 - Amanda Warren, Calgary, Alberta
2014 - Basil Boolis, Toronto, Ontario
2013 - William Checkley, Cobourg, Ontario
2012 - Emma Nuttall, Mississauga, Ontario
2011 - Rachele Dove, Fenwick, Ontario
2011 - Anthony Ramuscak, Hamilton, Ontario​​
2010 - Kristina Wiech, Bowmanville, Ontario​

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Jeannette Shannon Leadership Award

Awarded to any present or past member of the Board of Directors who has contributed at least 15 years of volunteer service to OMOD and has made significant contributions.

2011 - Cameron Whale, Toronto, Ontario
2010 - ​Sandra Rutherford, Thunder Bay, Ontario 
2010 - Priscilla Connolly, Windsor, Ontario

Jeannette Shannon Post-Polio Program Volunteer Award

Awarded to any present or past member of the Board of Directors who has contributed at least 15 years of volunteer service to Ontario march of Dimes and has made significant contributions.

2011 - Pauline Montigny, North Bay, Ontario​
2010 - Audrey King, Toronto, Ontario


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