Nominations are now open for the 2018 ACT Chief Minister’s Inclusion Awards, recognising and celebrating individuals and organisations that create a more inclusive society of people with disability.

The Chief Minister’s Inclusion Awards provide an annual acknowledgement of the outstanding achievements of businesses, organisations and individuals who have demonstrated their commitment to encourage, welcome and support people with disability in their workplace, business and community.

Canberrans are proud of the great individuals, businesses and initiatives that are abundant in the ACT. The Awards will align with International Day for People with Disability in early December and will acknowledge inclusive leaders across four categories:

  • Recognising people with disability who are leaders in inclusion
  • Excellence in inclusion for mainstream services
  • Excellence in inclusive specialist disability services
  • Innovation in design

An overarching Award for Excellence is then selected from award recipients. Last year this award went to The Dandelion Program for its innovative IT career development program.

I encourage you to nominate the people, organisations or businesses that you know who have demonstrated their commitment to welcome and support people with disability. The Chief Minister’s Inclusion Awards will be presented at a gala event on Thursday 6 December 2018.

To apply and for more information go to Smartygrants