The Business disABILITY Awards of Australia - Toowoomba & Darling Downs Region are back and nominations and entries are now open for 10 award categories.
SOCIAL INCLUSION AWARD
Recognising excellence in creating, promoting or supporting an inclusive workplace culture that supports all abilities.
OUTSTANDING EMPLOYER AWARD
Recognising an employer who has provided opportunities for a person with a disability to pursue paid work in a supportive workplace.
OUTSTANDING EMPLOYEE AWARD
Recognising an employee who has demonstrated a notable attitude or effort in a work place.
OUTSTANDING VOLUNTEER AWARD
Recognising a volunteer who has demonstrated a notable attitude or effort in a work space.
INNOVATION & ACCESS AWARD
Recognising outstanding achievement and/or creativity in pursuing new, different or unique ways to increase awareness or adoption of inclusive practices in a work, training or volunteer space.
TRAINING AWARD | NEW
Recognising excellence in the inclusion of people with a disability in education and/or training.
INDIGENOUS CHAMPION AWARD | NEW
Recognising individuals, Business or a Community Group that has paved the way for First Nations peoples in the Employment Space.
BUSINESS ENGAGEMENT AWARD
Recognising outstanding achievement and/or effort in collaborating and engaging with the business community to create employment opportunities for people with a disability.
ELISSA FLANAGAN 'AIM HIGH' SCHOLARSHIP
Awarded to an individual with a disability to be used towards the cost of professional development, training and/or education in their chosen field or pursuit.
JUDY ANTONIO MEMORIAL AWARD
Judy Antonio was the Patron of the Business DisABILITY Awards before she sadly passed away in 2016. This Award will recognise a business, group or individual that epitomises the values of social inclusion as so strongly espoused and lived by Mrs Antonio. The recipient will be chosen by the Awards Committee and endorsed by Mayor Paul Antonio.
Nominations/Applications open - Thursday 1 July
Gala Awards tickets on sale - Thursday 1 July
Nominations/Applications close. - Friday 27 August
Awards Gala Dinner - Thursday 9 September