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The Award for Accessibility


The Award for Accessibility recognizes buildings or facilities in Calgary that significantly exceeded the minimum requirements of Section 3.8, "Barrier-Free Design" of the Alberta Building Code for accessibility by persons with disabilities.

Eligibility Criteria


  1. The building must be operated by an organization other than The City of Calgary (the building can be situated on City of Calgary owned land).
  2. The building must have undergone construction, expansion or renovation within the pastĀ five years. The five year timeline begins from the date the subject building or portion thereof was given permission by The City's Development Approval and Building Safety Division to be occupied.
  3. Nominations will not be considered if the majority of the accessibility features are not functional or completed.

Submitting a Nomination


  1. Refer to steps outlined in "How To Submit A Nomination" as well as any requirements specific to the award.
  2. In your nomination letter, please include:
  • The address of the building or facility you are nominating.
  • Your name, address, email and phone number.
  • Current building owners and occupants.
  • The organization and/orĀ consultants responsible for the accessibility initiative.
  • The nature of the project and the accessibility components.
  • The reasons why accessibility issues was given priority.
  • The impact of the project on persons with disabilities.

For more information or clarification, contact Development Approval and Building Safety, The City of Calgary at 403-826-9970 or calgaryawards@calgary.ca