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Inclusive Employer Excellence Awards

 About the Inclusive Employer Excellence Awards 

The Inclusive Employer Excellence Awards (IEEA) is an annual event to recognize and celebrate Abbotsford employers who are going above and beyond to create inclusive workplaces for people of all abilities.

This includes actively employing, providing work experience placements, community advocacy, and other activities related to including persons with a diverse ability in the workplace. 

After a two year break due to the pandemic we are looking forward to gathering again on October 19th to recognize inclusive employers and celebrate diversity.

If you’re interested in supporting or sponsoring the event, please reach out to IEEA.2022@gmail.com.

Event Partners

Archway Logo
Bethesda
Communitas
Work BC
Work BC

Nomination Information 

Nominations are now open! We will be presenting five awards to inclusive employers and individuals in Abbotsford. Award recipients will be announced at the awards breakfast on October 19, 2022.  

The Selection Committee is comprised of staff from each of the partner organizations who choose the winners at their discretion based on the information contained in the nomination as well as information requested of the nominee themselves. 

Nominations must be submitted on or before September 16th, 2022. 

Click to see the full rules and guidelines.

Award Categories

See guidelines for full details on the different categories.

  • Inclusive Employer of the Year
  • Outstanding Commitment to Inclusive Hiring
  • Creative Workplace Solutions
  • Community Champion for Inclusive Employment
  • Emergent Inclusive Employer

 

Past Recipients of Inclusive Employer Excellence Awards 

2019 Award Recipients

Outstanding Commitment to Inclusive Hiring
Northwest Rubber (large business)
Monague Native Crafts (small business)

Creative Workplace Solutions
Dynamic Architectural Windows and Doors Inc.

Community Champion for Inclusive Employment
– Leslie Lessing of Liberty Tax Service

Emergent Inclusive Employer
Kale Tire 077
Apex Food Source

Inclusive Employer of the Year Award
Klassen Wood Company

2018 Award Recipients

Outstanding Commitment to Inclusive Hiring
The Grounds Guys

Innovation in Inclusive Hiring
Vancity

Creative Workplace Solutions
Value Village

Corporate Leadership in Inclusive Hiring
Starbucks (2 local locations)

Individual Commitment to Inclusive Hiring
Old Spaghetti Factory

Inclusive Employer of the Year Award
Cineplex

2017 Award Recipients

Outstanding Commitment to Inclusive Hiring
Tradex

Innovation in Inclusive Hiring
Vancity

Creative Workplace Solutions
VSSL

Corporate Leadership in Inclusive Hiring
A&W
Home Depot
Abbotsford News

Individual Commitment to Inclusive Hiring
– Joelle Rowat of Carillion Canada

Inclusive Employer of the Year Award
Abbotsford Centre