We are pleased to announce three deserving recipients of our Heart of Community awards that will be presented at Dinner for Doors on October 11, 2018:
These three amazing Calgarians are doing important work in our city, and helping us get a little bit closer every day to a place where everyone has a home and belongs in community.
Sean Crump is the founder and President of Universal Access, a new social business with a mandate to improve accessibility and create equity of access for everyone. As a wheelchair user himself, Sean has had the unique experience of knowing the power of accessibility, but also remembers a time before his accident when accessibility wasn’t something he considered. Sean is passionate about social and systems change, and his company is dedicated to helping companies create spaces and places where all people can participate. From conferences and events to coffee shops, large commercials spaces, and even golf tournaments, Sean’s team is working with the Calgary community to help address barriers and improve their spaces and places that everyone can enjoy.
Christin Elawny is a labour and employment lawyer at Field Law, with over a decade of experience in helping employers with complex issues. Specifically, Christin helps organizations develop and modernize policies, contracts and procedures that protect employers while also supporting workplace human rights. Since 2013, Christin has dedicated many hours to Accessible Housing providing employment advice on a pro bono basis, and acting as a legal advisor. This work has helped Accessible Housing to plan for the future and be more responsive to staff needs.
Nabeel Ramji does not take accessibility for granted. In 2014, Nabeel merged his personal and professional experience and created the Accessibility for All Albertans initiative in 2014, bringing sector leaders together for roundtable discussion to elevate awareness and inspire change. He has been a citizen at large on the City of Calgary Advisory Committee on Accessibility for the past 4 years. He was recognized by Alberta’s Premier’s Council on the status of Persons with Disabilities with the Award of Excellence in Public Awareness in 2014, and recently received a Senate of Canada 150th Anniversary Medal at Parliament Hill for his work. Just last year, Nabeel co-founded a not for profit organization which has the mandate to make Calgary the most accessible city in the world, and is focusing on housing, technology, arts & culture and research & education.
Congratulations to these three recipients. Thank you for helping the community become more inclusive and accessible!
To celebrate with Sean, Christin and Nabeel, attend Dinner for Doors on October 11th. Tickets on sale now!