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Congratulations to the 2017 Mayor's Award recipients and nominees!

Accessible Home and Buildings


Winner: Grovenor Manor - Pelham Master Builder Ltd.

Grovenor Manor Building at 10126-144 Street is a newly built condo complex completed in 2016. The condo complex features 24 condos that are specifically designed with accessibility in mind and for those individuals who wish to age in place. Features include a cut out curb for drop off right at the front door, ramp, automated front door and larger hallways and doors throughout for easy mobility. The kitchens are built with flexibility in mind with adjustable counter top heights and under counter space to accommodate the occupant’s present or future abilities. Appliances and electrical switches throughout are placed at heights accessible from a wheelchair. The master bathroom features a large walk in shower with reinforcements in the wall for future bath bars. Grovenor Manor is built for any stage of life.


  • Celebration Homes - Touchmark


Oilers Entertainment Group - Rogers Place

Rogers Place, part of the Oilers Entertainment Group, set out to “Meet/exceed barrier free guidelines, creating the most accessible and inclusive venue in the National Hockey League”. This was achieved through an extensive consultation process, including various public, professional and community stakeholders which began in 2010. Through this collaborative effort, Rogers Place has incorporated several features such as 100 percent accessible public entrances, numerous barrier free elevators, assisted listening systems (an FM-system, with RF transmitters) and Hearing Induction Loops at all box offices and guest services counters.  The ongoing efforts of the Oilers Entertainment Group in its’ design and operations at Rogers Place have set a new standard of accessibility and inclusion for sports & entertainment venues, worldwide.


  • Centre for Applied Technology (C.A.T.)
  • NAIT
  • Loblaws City Market

Facility or Dwelling Designed for Persons with Disabilities

ExquisiCare - Windermere Manor

The unique Elder-care/ Long term 65+ residents’ upscale professional personal family care residence. This is a wonderful open modern home, in an upscale neighbourhood, with all the very best in personal design and care for its residents. The lucky seniors who reside in an ExquisiCare home experience top rated care professional staff to assist with personal care. The moment you walk in the luxury home you feel special. This personal concept is at the core of the outstanding design for caring for seniors with mobility concerns, to dementia, to advanced senior care. The home is a model for client-centred residential care. Its’ core values are grounded in love, reverence, and family. The commitment to providing a luxury residential home with all the bells & whistles for your loved ones.


  • Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital Dental Clinic

Paid Employment

QualiGlass Windows and Doors Ltd. (Chris Eckert and Richard Macheuck)

Individuals with disabilities have abilities and require a fair opportunity to work in the community. This is the philosophy that inspires QualIGlass. Their employees have a friendly, nurturing and inclusive working environment where everyone is invited to social events, fostering a family-like atmosphere.


  • Fortis Alberta
  • Pennington's
  • Safeway (Capilano) - Andrea Eriksson
  • (Local and Organic Groceries Delivered)

Volunteer Positions

Little Bits Therapeutic Riding Association

Little Bits Therapeutic Riding Association is a non-profit, charitable organization providing recreational horseback riding predominantly through volunteerism. With the dedicated volunteer base they have built, they are able to provide therapeutic benefits for children and adults with disabilities.


  • Jamie Platz YMCA
Outstanding Service

Spinal Cord Injury Treatment Centre Society (SCITCS)

SCITCS was founded by people with a spinal cord injury and their friends and family in the 1980s. They have since provided a monthly pizza night for the patients and guests on the neurological unit of the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital for the past 25 years. SCITCS has also carved a niche when it comes to research and brought the first exoskeleton in Canada to Edmonton in 2014.


  • Amramp - Lorne Wensel
  • Children’s Ability Fund
  • Deb Bosker - Bridge to Wellness Program YMCA
  • Monica Sneath
Ewen Nelson Award for Self-Advocacy

Jessica Pigeau

Nothing about Jessica Pigeau’s early life would suggest the powerful self-advocate and advocate for others that she would become. Jessica brought her self-realized style of leadership and empowerment to Edmonton at age 22 when she enrolled at the University of Alberta. In only a few years, Jessica has transformed her life, becoming a voice for so many. Public speaking is not easy for her. She gets nauseous before every speech and does breathing exercises to control her anxiety, but it’s a responsibility she carries with her every day.

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