Local law firm Cohen Highley LLP is being awarded for their efforts to provide an accessible environment for people with disabilities.
11 people and organizations across Ontario received the David C. Onley Award for Leadership in Accessibility.
The award was created in 2014 to honour the province’s first Lieutenant Governor with a physical disability. The annual award is given to individuals and organizations who have performed above and beyond to raise awareness of accessibility and improve the lives of people with disabilities in their communities.
Cohen Highley LLP was one of 8 provincial organizations to receive the Champion Award. The Champion Award is given those who have been recognized for increasing accessibility in their communities.
The province is awarding the law firm for more than 25 years of commitment to ensuring that people living with disabilities have employment opportunities both inside and outside of the organization.
“I am delighted to congratulate the worthy recipients of this year’s award. The leaders we’ve recognized today are helping to make accessibility a way of life in Ontario’s workplaces and communities. They are doing their part to help us build an inclusive province filled with social and economic opportunities for people of all abilities,” Hon. David C. Onley, the 28th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario and Special Advisor on Accessibility to the Minister of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure said.
The firm’s staff of 100 people includes several employees living with disabilities. The organization has helped raise approximately $400,000 for Community Living London to support people with developmental disabilities.