2022 Diversity, Race Relations and Inclusivity Award winners recognized

This afternoon, Municipal Council celebrated this year’s recipients of the Diversity, Race Relations and Inclusivity Award (DRRIA), recognizing each group’s unique contribution in promoting public awareness of diversity, anti-racism, inclusivity and human rights in London:

  • Jess Jones Recreation Therapy Inc. (Category: Small Business/Labour)

Providing the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Youth Group opportunities to improve life skills, executive functioning skills, and social skills through therapeutic recreation interventions.

  • Amazon Delivery Station (Category: Large Business/Labour)

Fostering a culture of inclusive and diverse experiences internally, and supporting the greater community through volunteering, donating and

fundraising awareness campaigns.

  • ATN Access Inc.

(Category: Social Community Services Not for Profit, less than 50 members)

Offering life changing services, programs and training opportunities to help empower people with disabilities and barriers to fully engage in their communities, find meaningful employment, and develop greater social networks.

  • Airshow London (Category: Social Community Services Not for Profit, more than 50 members)

Facilitating community inclusion by offering opportunities for persons with disabilities to volunteer and take part in a safe, diverse, and welcoming event environment.

Throughout the year, nominations are accepted and reviewed by the Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-Oppression Community Advisory Committee (DIACAC).  Recommendations are then made to Municipal Council for consideration, with the annual awards ceremony taking place at the Council Meeting closest in date to International Human Rights Day on December 10.

“I offer my sincere congratulations to all those being recognized, and my deepest thanks for the many ways in which you make London a better place to live,” says Mayor Josh Morgan.  “Each of these groups provide daily and tangible examples of how diversity, anti-racism, inclusivity, and human rights must always be prioritized. Thank you to all Londoners who share in your dedication to this vital effort.”

“Community service is the foundation of building a brighter and stronger community,” says Prabh Gill, DIACAC Sub-Committee Chair. “I want to thank the award recipients for their remarkable contributions and making a difference in our city.”

The DRRIA Awards began in 2000.  Visit www.london.ca/DRRIaward for details on the nomination process.

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