Alberta Business Awards

Employer of Persons with Disabilities Award of Distinction


The Employer of Persons with Disabilities Award of Distinction is given to a business that demonstrates creative, leading-edge practices in hiring, training, and developing employees with disabilities.

This award is given to an employer who has been instrumental in removing barriers to employment for persons with disabilities.


If you would like to nominate a business or organization please proceed to the nominate page.

Award applicants are not required to be a member of an Alberta Chamber of Commerce. 

Entry Deadline:

In order to be eligible, your submission must be received by the Alberta Chambers of Commerce office no later than 11:59 p.m., November 5th, 2017. Due to the number of entries received, entry packages cannot be returned. If unable to submit your application electronically, please submit a printed copy of this form and all other documents to the following:

2018 Alberta Business Awards of Distinction
c/o Alberta Chambers of Commerce
1808 – 10025 – 102A Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2Z2

General Eligibility Requirements

To be a valid entry in the Alberta Business Awards of Distinction, your business must:

  • have operated in Alberta for a minimum of three years
  • be operating in Alberta and continue to do so at the time of the awards presentation
  • employ Albertans on a full-time, ongoing basis to produce goods and/or provide services
  • not have won in the same category in the past three years
  • not have anyone in your management, on your board, or in your employ serving on the Alberta Business Awards of Distinction judging committee for this category
  • not be an Alberta Government department

To begin your application process, please provide concise details for each requirement as it relates to your organization in the space provided. All fields are required.

STEP TWO: The Alberta’s Best of Business Award of Distinction form is mandatory to apply for this award and must be completed.

Business Profile

Business Legal Name

Business Operating Name

(as you require it to appear in print)

Name of Owner(s) or CEO



Address (Head Office)

Address (Operating Office)



Number of Employees in Alberta

Date of Incorporation (if applicable) (DD/MM/YYYY)

Date Operations Commenced in Alberta (DD/MM/YYYY)

Product and/or Service Supplied

Submitter Profile

Submitter Name


Submitter Email

Submitter Phone

Submitter Fax

How did you hear of the Alberta Business Awards of Distinction

Submission Details

Approximately how many employees were employed in your organization in Alberta in 2014, 2015, 2016?

Approximately how many persons with disabilities were employed in your organization in Alberta in 2013, 2014, 2015?

What programs and/or initiatives are in place within your organization to attract and retain persons with disabilities?

Demonstrate how your organization employs persons with disabilities and provides them with career-oriented activities. (Career-oriented activities can include career guidance, training, job shadowing, mentoring, etc.)

Explain and describe your organization’s success in eliminating systemic workplace barriers to hiring and/or retaining persons with disabilities. (Such as making appropriate physical adjustments in the workplace)

Explain and describe your organization's commitment to accountability in hiring and retaining persons with disabilities. Describe how it is part of your workplace culture.

Provide any additional information that may be useful to the judges relating to the above topics.

Alberta's Best of Business Award of Distinction

Finalists in all award categories are eligible for the Alberta's Best of Business Award of Distinction and must complete the form fields below with this specific category entry application to be eligible for the Award.

This prestigious award is presented to an Alberta business that:

  • is helping to build a better Alberta
  • demonstrates outstanding achievement and leadership
  • demonstrates ongoing, consistent involvement in community events and organizations locally and/or provincially.

The winner will be announced to media across the province and will be presented with a special award at the Gala.

How does your organization build a better Alberta? (For example, leading edge thinking, risk taking, entrepreneurial practices, environmental responsibility, global focus, fun, friendly attitude)

How does your organization demonstrate outstanding achievement and leadership in Alberta? (For example, describe your organization’s productivity, successful ventures, innovation, diversity, ethical practices)

Describe your organization’s ongoing and consistent involvement in community events and local and/or provincial organizations.

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