The Town of Caledon today presented its inaugural Accessibility Award for Business to KeyKeeper, a manufacturer of secure night drop boxes and key drop boxes located in Bolton.
“Congratulations to Jonathan Weeden and the team at KeyKeeper,” said Mayor Allan Thompson. “By creating a more inclusive and accessible workplace KeyKeeper is creating opportunity for people with disabilities to contribute. And what better time to recognize them than National AccessAbility Week..”
“We’re honoured to receive this award,” said Jonathan Weedon, owner of KeyKeeper. “It’s great that we can create a job in Caledon for a Caledon resident. It’s a win-win situation.”
The award recipient was selected by the Town of Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee and approved by Council.
“The award is an opportunity to raise awareness and to help people understand what accessibility is all about,” said Maureen Tymkow, Chair of the Accessibility Advisory Committee.
About the Award
The Accessibility Award for Business recognizes outstanding businesses and organizations that demonstrate exemplary leadership in the promotion of awareness of accessibility and disability issues and removal of barriers to accessibility. This leadership may be demonstrated in the following ways:
· In the integration of persons with disabilities in the work force;
· By removing, identifying and/or preventing barriers to persons with disabilities;
· Through actions and activities that inspire all people;
· By making contributions to the integration, independence and overall improvement of quality of life for people with disabilities.
The award presentation coincides with National AccessAbility Week (May 27 to June 3, 2018).
The award presented to KeyKeeper was designed by Bianca Nam, a student at Robert F. Hall Catholic Secondary School.
PHOTO CAPTION (L to R): Councillor Johanna Downey, Maureen Tymkow (Chair, Town of Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee), Mayor Allan Thompson, Bianca Nam (designer), Jonathan Weedon (Owner, KeyKeeper), Councillor Annette Groves, Dely Farrace (Vice-Chair, Accessibility Advisory Committee), Councillor Barb Shaughnessy.