WOW!clbc Recognition Awards

WOW! means Widening Our World. Every year, Community Living BC’s WOW! Recognition Awards celebrate a different way of making people feel included. This year, we are celebrating employers who believe in and support employment for adults with developmental disabilities. We also call this inclusive employment.

There will be three WOW!clbc Awards given across B.C. and nominations start in October 2014. Award recipients will receive their award in their home town in January/February 2015.

We’re asking all British Columbians who would like to recognize an inclusive employer who helps to build workplaces where adults with developmental disabilities feel welcome, valued and respected, to submit a nomination.

The 2014 WOW!clbc Awards Nominations have now closed as of November 30, 2014. Thank you to everyone who submitted a nomination!

Stay tuned to this page when we announce the winning nominees beginning in early 2015.


To learn more about the nomination and awards process, please read the questions and answers below:

Who can be nominated?

Nominate an employer who:

  • creates opportunities for employees with developmental disabilities
  • sees the skills of an employee and does not let an individual’s disability become a barrier to success in the workplace
  • listens to the ideas of the employee and wants them to be successful
  • believes that everyone who wants to work has a right to be employed
  • makes everyone feels safe and welcome at their job

When will people be selected?

People receiving an award and the person who nominated them will be contacted in December 2014. A committee of people from across the province will look at all the nominations to make decisions about who will receive an Award. Please note that not everyone who is nominated will get an Award.

How will people get their awards?

Each person who gets an Award and the person who nominated them will be invited to a local community event to receive their award. Family and friends of the honouree and nominator will be invited.

Questions?

Please email: wowclbcawards@gov.bc.ca

WOW! Awards Rules:

  • All nominations must be completed on the official online or hardcopy nomination form by: Sunday, November 30 at 5:00pm.
  • Telephone, email and mailing address information is requested in case the Selection Committee needs additional information and to contact winners and their nominees.
  • We will publish all winners’ and their nominees’ names, photos and stories on CLBC’s webpage and social media sites.
  • Event photos may be used in future CLBC materials.
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