Breaking the Barrier Awards Nominations are now open

National Access Awareness Week
Breaking the Barrier Awards Nominations Wanted

March of Dimes Canada is seeking nominations for its 15th annual Breaking the Barrier Awards, recognizing people, businesses and organizations that have promoted integration or equal access for people with disabilities. Past recipients of the Breaking the Barrier Awards have been business owners who have made their business barrier-free, employers who have hired people with disabilities, or volunteers who have devoted their time to helping empower those with disabilities to achieve independence.

The awards will be presented at the “Breaking the Barrier” Awards ceremony on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at St. John Ukrainian Hall, 91 Lakeshore Rd. in St. Catharines. All citizens of Niagara are invited to attend the ceremony, which will feature a keynote address from Geoff Eden, a local advocate who will discuss accessibility issues in the community.

The presentations will be followed by a Ukrainian luncheon, raffles and displays by local community organizations providing services for people with disabilities. 

Nomination forms and further information can be obtained by contacting March of Dimes at (905) 687-7467, (905) 687-8484 or 1-(866) 226-3532. Nomination forms can also be obtained by emailing or by visiting and following the links to Events, & Upcoming Events.
The deadline for submissions is April 25, 2014.

March of Dimes Canada is a nationally registered charitable organization providing support services to people with disabilities, their families and caregivers across Canada. Our goal is to enhance the independence and community participation of people with physical disabilities every day through a wide range of programs and services across Canada. Today, it is estimated that one in six Ontarians lives with a disability. 

For more information about the programs and services of March of Dimes Canada, please call (905) 687-7467 or 1-(866) 226-3532 or visit the website at 

For more information, please contact:
Lorraine Nadeau
Breaking the Barrier Awards Chairperson
Tel: (905) 687-6788, ext. 715
Fax: (905) 687-9522

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