Chief Minister's Inclusion Awards

WE MAKE INCLUSION HAPPEN by celebrating excellence and promoting inclusion in the ACT. 

 

 

The Chief Minister's Inclusion Awards (CMIAs) acknowledge the outstanding achievements of business, organisations and individuals who have clearly demonstrated their commitment to encourage, welcome and support people with a disability in their workplace, business and community.

The Awards align with International Day for People with Disability in early December and thirteen awards acknowledge inclusive leaders across four categories:

Recognising people with disability who are leaders in inclusion

  • Emerging Young Leader 
  • Achievement in Inclusion
  • Excellence in Making Inclusion Happen

Excellence and innovation in community access and inclusion

  • Inclusion in Private Sector Employment
  • Inclusion in Public Sector Employment
  • Inclusion in Education and Training
  • Inclusion in Business
  • Excellence in Innovation, Design and Access

Achieving inclusion through supporting the independence and wellbeing of people with disability

  • Excellence in Inclusive Services and Disability Support 
  • Excellence in Volunteer Support 

Championing rights protection and justice

  • Excellence in Championing Human Rights and Equality

An overarching Award for Excellence is then selected from award recipients. 

2019 Finalists and Winners

Follow the links below to news posts about each finalist summarising some of the fantastic achievements in inclusion. 

Emerging Young Leader

This award recognises a person aged 16-35 years with disability who is an outstanding leader in their community. The finalists are:

Achievement in Inclusion

This award recognises a person with disability who has over a long period of time (more than 10 years) made a significant personal contribution to creating an inclusive ACT community. The finalists are:

Excellence in Making Inclusion Happen

This award recognises a person with disability who works to celebrate and enable people with disability to participate in the community and reach their full potential as equal and valued citizens. The finalists are:

Inclusion in Private Sector Employment

This award recognises a business, organisation or individual within the private sector that has provided inclusive and innovative employment practices.  The finalists are:

Inclusion in Public Sector Employment

This award recognises an organisation, team or individual within the public sector that has provided inclusive and innovative employment practices.  The finalists are:

Inclusion in Education and Training

This award recognises an educational and training organisation or individual either within the private sector or government funded that has provided exceptional or innovative educational or training opportunities for people with disability. The finalists are:

Inclusion in Business

This award recognises a business that has delivered exceptional or innovative services and facilities that empower and include people with disability and celebrate their contribution to the community.  The finalists are:

Excellence in Innovation, Design and Access

This award recognises an organisation, team or individual who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to accessibility or innovation in design* to create greater inclusion for people with disability.
(*Design encompasses inclusive design in the areas of art, building, architecture, landscape architecture, information technology, equipment and craft, or designing system or processes).

The finalists are:

Excellence in Inclusive Services and Disability Support

This award recognises an organisation who has demonstrated excellence in providing services that promote inclusion, and respond to the needs and aspirations of people with disability.  The finalists are:

Excellence in Volunteer Support

This award recognises an individual volunteer who supports people with disability who has shown outstanding dedication to empowering people with disability to increase their independence, enhance belonging in community and achieve goals.  The finalists are:

Excellence in Support Work

This award recognises an individual support worker who has shown outstanding dedication to empowering people with disability to increase their independence, enhance belonging in community and achieve goals.  The finalists are:

Life Time Achievement in Supporting People With Disability

This award recognises a person that has over a long period of time (more than 10 years) shown innovation and leadership in supporting people with disability to increase their independence, enhance belonging in community and achieve goals.  The finalists are:

Excellence in Championing Human Rights and Equality

This award recognises an individual, organisation or service who demonstrates excellence in the promotion and fulfilment of human rights. The finalists are:

Further information

Videos screened at 2019 Inclusion Awards:

 

Canberrans celebrated at Inclusion Awards - Media Release from ACT Chief Minister, Andrew Barr MLA - 5 December 2019 

2019 Chief Minister's Inclusion Awards

2019 finalists

2018 winners

2018 finalists