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2016 Accessibility Awards

2nd Annual Accessibility Awards


Accessibility Awards


Distinguished Volunteer: Jim Harris

Thanking a valuable contributor for extraordinary efforts on behalf of people with disabilities.

Sponsored by Collins Barrow, Chartered Accountants
Presented by Al Fazio, Deputy Mayor Town of Lakeshore



Influential Advocate: Peter Best
Celebrating a dedicated leader for justice and enhanced participation of persons with disabilities.

Sponsored by CenterLine (Windsor) Limited
Presented by Kevin McShan



Outstanding Individual: Amber Porter
Honouring an individual who is making an impact on improving the inclusion and awareness of accessibility issues for all people in our community.

Sponsored by McTague Law Firm
Presented by Dana J. Young



Barrier Free Access: Chuck & Ann Bondy, The Miracle League of Amherstburg
Recognizing leadership in the removal of barriers for people with disabilities.

Sponsored and presented by John Lopez of Royal LePage Binder Real Estate


Innovation and Technology: Steve Mustac
Recognizing innovation in the field of technology that enhances the lives of people with disabilities.

Sponsored by Parallel 42 Systems
Presented by Doug Sartori



Community Partner: Antonio Guglietti, ProResp
Applauding those who contribute to increased community awareness and services through good deeds.

Sponsored by Safeguard
Presented by Tracey Crow, ALSO



Education/Employment: The John McGivney Children's Centre
Acknowledging those who work toward integration of persons with disabilities in education and employment.

Sponsored by the University of Windsor
Presented by Kaye Johnson



Sydney Mitchell Memorial Award: Tanya Emmett
Recognizing a support worker who is exemplary in their commitment and integrity towards the independent living philosophy.

Sponsored by IBEW Local 636
Presented by Jackie Bedard & Sue LaButte


THANK YOU to Dario Rossit who donated $15,000 to ALSO in memory of his father Vittorio Rossit. This is the second largest private donation we have ever received in our 78 year history.

Dario Rossit donates $15,000 to ALSO
photo courtesy of snapd Windsor


Of Honourable Mention:

In memory of
Mr. Wayne Meneguzzi

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Special Thank You to:


  • CTV Covers the 2nd Annual Accessibility Awards - Dario Rossit donates $15,000 to ALSO in memory of his father. [3:45] - CLICK HERE
  • CBC coverage of the 2nd Annual Accessibility Awards - Dario Rossit donates $15,000 to ALSO in memory of his father [14:48] - CLICK HERE
  • WINDSOR STAR - Assisted Living program keeps frail elderly at home and out of hospital - CLICK HERE TO READ