BURNABY, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Dec. 5, 2012) - In conjunction with the United Nation's International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Citizen Advocacy of Ottawa presents the Celebration of People Awards dinner. This year the Neil Squire Society's Central Regional Office was awarded the Education Award. The Education Award is a great honour because it recognizes the Neil Squire Society's skills development program, the Employ-Ability Program, and how it demonstrates leadership by providing inclusion, and accessibility for people with disabilities.
"I would like to thank Madelyn Scanlan of Spinal Cord Injury Ontario (formerly the Canadian Paraplegic Association Ontario) and Employ-Ability Program participant Lisa Duncan for nominating us. I would also like to thank Celebration of People's Lead Partner, Citizen Advocacy of Ottawa, the Steering Committee members, the dedicated volunteers and sponsors who make this event possible." - Cheryl Colmer, Central Regional Manager, Neil Squire Society.
The Neil Squire Society was acknowledged for ensuring that individuals with disabilities are able to reach their full potential through the use of computer-based assistive technologies. The Society continues to help persons with disabilities identify and overcome barriers so that they can live independent lives.
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About Neil Squire Society
Neil Squire Society is the only not-for-profit organization in Canada that for the past 27 years has used technology, knowledge and passion to empower Canadians with physical disabilities. The Society has developed innovative programs and services and some of the world's leading edge assistive technology for people with physical disabilities. More than 25,000 people with disabilities in Canada have benefited from the work of the Society. With about fifty staff, Neil Squire Society has offices and provides services to Canadian in Vancouver, Regina, Ottawa, Fredericton, and Moncton, as well as to many small communities across Canada via distance education.
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