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Thus, persons with disabilities are the world’s largest minority. As well, over 14% of Canadians have a disability.

Deadline for nominations
Friday Nov 06, 2015 4:30

IL Award Nominations

Please be advised that nominations are now open for the 2015/2016 ILRC IL Awards. Nominations will be accepted by the Nominations Committee until close of business on November 6, 2015

The nominations package is available from the link below and includes the nomination form which needs to be completed in the event you wish to nominate an individual,including yourself, for consideration.
2015 ILAwards-Nomination Guidelines & Application

The IL Awards are presented at our International Day of Persons with Disabilities Celebration, December 3, 2015.

They are:
  • The Cecilia Carroll Award for Independent Living for a person with a disability, who has demonstrated a long-term and extraordinary personal commitment to full inclusion of persons with disabilities in Newfoundland and Labrador, locally or nationally. Minimum of 20 years commitment.
  • The Independent Living Young Leader Award for a young person with a disability, under 30 years of age, who has raised awareness and shown outstanding leadership in promoting full inclusion of people with disabilities in Newfoundland and Labrador. Minimum of 5 years
  • The Business Award for Independent Living for a business who has displayed an innovative approach and achieved substantial outcomes, in supporting the full inclusion of people with disabilities in areas such as employment, transportation, housing, communication and technology.
  • The Social Inclusion Award for Independent Living for a person, team or group of individuals who has worked towards a more inclusive environment by creating opportunities for people with disabilities to participate in areas such as sports, the arts, education, recreation, and the wider community.  This award is for someone/group that has gone above and beyond.,
IL Award Nomination Package

If you require additional information or have any questions, Contact Executive Director, Kimberly Yetman Dawson  at

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