Champion Awards Tickets Now Available

Sep 14, 2015

Ticket registration is now closed. Thank you and see you at the Champion Awards!
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Tickets are now available for The Ability First Coalition 2015 Champion Awards being hosted on Friday October 30, 2015 from 8:00am to 9:30am at the Best Western Plus Lamplighter Inn & Conference Centre in London, Ontario.

Last year’s event was an incredible morning, filled with the celebration of employers who are leading by example, and great networking opportunities for businesses interested in learning the whys and hows of putting ability first in your workplace.

All 160 seats were filled at last year’s awards; be sure to RSVP early via Eventbrite to reserve your 2015 Champion Awards ticket.

Reserve your complimentary ticket. 2015 Champion Awards. Breakfast Event. 30.10.15 8:00am to 9:30amEvent: The Ability First Coalition 2015 Champion Awards
Date: Friday October 30, 2015
Time: 8:00 am to 9:30 am
Location: Best Western Plus Lamplighter Inn & Conference Centre
                       591 Wellington Road
                       London, Ontario

The Ability First Champion Awards will celebrate the finalists and honour three businesses, companies, individuals or organizations that have hired and retained people with disabilities in the following categories: Advocacy Award, Small Business Award and Large Business Award.

The 2015 Champion Awards nominees are:


7:45 to 8:00 am     Registration

8:00 to 8:30 am     Breakfast

8:30 to 9:00 am     Keynote Speaker: Mike Mulligan

9:00 to 9:30 am     Champion Awards Presentation

This year’s keynote speaker is Mike Mulligan. Just weeks after working with TD Canada Trust to realize Mike’s dream of opening a work-out gym in London, Ontario, dedicated to people with physical limitations, Mulligan got a surprise visit from the banking institution in November. Bearing an access card for a time-limited account totalling $30,000, a local small business banking advisor dropped into the Moving Forward Rehabilitation and Wellness Center and offered Mulligan a chance to — in the words of the unique promotional/philanthropy campaign being unrolled by TD Canada Trust — “make today matter.” Come out to hear Mike’s incredible journey, and how living and working with his own disability led to opening a rehabilitation and wellness center for people with spinal cord injury and other neurological disabilities.

Mike Mulligan wearing Moving Forward golf shirt & jeans, sitting in his power wheelchair with workout machines in background and sign on wall that says, "The struggle you're in today is developing the strength you'll need..."
Mike Mulligan, Founder & Owner Moving Forward Rehabilitation and Wellness Center

Thanks to our generous sponsors, tickets for the The Ability First 2015 Champion Awards are complimentary and include breakfast. If you have any dietary restrictions or require accommodations of any other variety, please contact us and we will make the appropriate arrangements.

Sponsorship and donations to the Ability First Coalition support the sharing of the Ability First message; the gathering, writing and sharing of success stories; a forum for businesses to share best practices; and the Ability First Champions Awards.