Every year on December 3, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the Canadian Labour Congress will recognize a union member for their Disability Rights activism.

This award is named in honour of Carol McGregor, an outstanding Disability Rights Activist, member of NUPGE and the CLC Disability Rights Working Group―and who was much loved by all those who worked with her. Carol passed away in 2006.

Criteria:

Award recipient will be a member with a disability who is: 

  1. Active in the labour movement and/ or community.
  2. Has made a significant and lasting impact in the union and/ or community by promoting and defending the rights of persons with disabilities.
  3. Has manifested their activism in one or more of the following ways:
    • Strategized and mobilized others around workplace issues and lobbying for the full participation of Canadians with disabilities in all aspects of society.
    • Developed and/ or practiced organizing strategies to include tactics aimed specifically at working people with disabilities.
    • Represented members to ensure all activities and events are accessible to members with disabilities and promoting employment equity for people with disabilities within the workplace.
    • Educated members about disability rights issues in the workplace and in society.

Any union member or organization may nominate a candidate.

Please submit your nominations by October 31, 2016.

Please be as detailed as possible, taking the award criteria into account.