PDD Central Region Community Board Recognition Program
Support to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families requires the contribution and commitment of many people.
The PDD Central Region Community Board Community Recognition Program celebrates the contribution, dedication, commitment and service of individuals, businesses and other organizations in supporting persons with developmental disabilities.
Awards are presented in the following five categories:
Doreen Befus Self-Advocacy Award
This award recognizes an adult with a developmental disability whose actions have made communities more welcoming for people with developmental disabilities.
Doreen Befus Individual Leadership Award
This award recognizes an adult with a developmental disability who, through his or her achievements, has inspired others with developmental disabilities to become community leaders.
Ed Johnston Community Citizenship Award
This award recognizes community members, businesses or organizations that have demonstrated leadership in creating communities that welcome adults with developmental disabilities as participating citizens.
Community Disability Service Sector Leadership Award
This award recognizes an organization or individual that has improved the delivery of services for adults with developmental disabilities.
Gayle Moss Family Leadership Award
This award recognizes a family who has demonstrated leadership in developing welcoming communities.
Individuals wishing to make a nomination are asked to complete the appropriate nomination form(s) and submit to the PDD Central Region Community Board office. Nominations usually open in January of each year and close by the end of March.
The Board may select, from all of the nominations in each category, one person or group to receive special recognition as the recipient of the year. The winner in each category is nominated for the corresponding provincial award, which is presented in the fall.
For more information about the Community Recognition Program, contact:
Persons with Developmental Disabilities
Central Region Community Board
501, 5010-43 street
Red Deer, Alberta, T4N 6H2
Telephone: 403-340-7765 (Call Toll-free using 310-0000)
Individuals and Groups previously acknowledged for Caring to Make a Difference are listed below.
PDD Provincial Community Leadership Awards
The PDD Provincial Community Leadership awards also acknowledge people across Alberta who make a contribution to individuals with developmental disabilities.