Julie Green, Minister Responsible for Persons with Disabilities, is pleased to announce Linda Mabbitt as the recipient of the 2023 Minister Responsible for Persons with Disabilities’ Award for Accessibility and Inclusion. Linda’s unwavering commitment for persons with disabilities, coupled with her exceptional volunteer work, has made her a champion of inclusivity.
For over 30 years, Linda Mabbitt has dedicated herself to improving the lives of individuals with disabilities in Fort Smith. As President of the Fort Smith Society for Disabled Persons, Linda played a key role in organizing recreational activities, social events, and learning opportunities. Linda’s direct involvement with persons with disabilities reflects her deep commitment to fostering inclusion and ensuring equal opportunities for everyone.
The Minister Responsible for Persons with Disabilities Award for Accessibility and Inclusion is presented annually to recognize contributions to enhancing accessibility and fostering inclusivity in the NWT.
“Linda Mabbitt’s has walked the talk on disability and inclusion in many different ways including service delivery, advocacy, and advancing the rights of persons with disabilities. She has significantly contributed to creating a more accessible and inclusive in Fort Smith and beyond. Her selfless efforts and remarkable achievements set an inspiring example for all of us.”
- Julie Green, Minister Responsible for Persons with Disabilities
- The Minister Responsible for Persons with Disabilities’ Award for Accessibility and Inclusion is awarded annually to recognize contributions toward making the Northwest Territories a more accessible and inclusive territory.
- The Award provides an opportunity to recognize the accomplishments of an outstanding volunteer, community member or business that strives to make the NWT more inclusive and accessible for persons with disabilities.
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