Awards

At CLA, we love to celebrate the valued contributions of our volunteers and community partners

Due to COVID-19, CLA volunteer programs were put on hold in 2020 and this practice has continued, to date, in 2021. Our award ceremonies, held annually, was also suspended in 2020. If social distancing allows, in 2021, our goal is to gather safety to celebrate the individuals and businesses who elevate our organization and enrich the lives of people supported. You can read more on the contributions of our volunteers and community partners in the 2018-2019 Annual Report. Here are some highlights from 2018-2019 and we hope to be able to update our information as soon as social protocols permit!

Champion of Inclusion Award 

This award was created to recognize, celebrate and highlight those who live, breathe and facilitate inclusion. They may be active in the inclusion movement but, more importantly, their behaviour and the choices they make always reflect appositive attitude about the worth, value and ability of all people.

Community Partner Award 

This award is presented annually to honour Community Partners who are making a positive difference for people with intellectual disabilities. The commitment made by these partners across the District of Algoma is significant. This award is being given to an organization that builds and contributes to a culture of inclusion, a community of acceptance and respect for all people.

  • 2019 Sault Area Hospital – Paul Nanne,ICU Respiratory Therapist; Jennifer McLaughlin, Patient Care Supervisor; and Trisha Zago, Nurse Practitioner 
  • VitalAire – Laccey Walker, Respiratory Therapist 
  • Habitat for Humanity – Pauline Pennett, Resource Coordinator; Amanda Ridley, General Manager 

Volunteers of the Year

Community Living Algoma is pleased to honour volunteers who are making a positive difference for people with intellectual disabilities. The personal commitment made by volunteers across the District of Algoma is significant. Whether it is volunteering their time, efforts, knowledge of resources volunteers are making valuable contributions.

  • 2019 - Colette Corcoran, Eunice McClary, Liane Parry and Christine Holt 

Community Media Recognition 2019

This award recognizes the importance of media in raising awareness of issues important to people who have an intellectual disability. It is presented to a journalist who has demonstrated excellence in reporting on these areas in either print, broadcast or electronic media. 

  • 2019 Garrett Masters, Creative Producer, ONN tv 

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