Annual Awards

Every year we present awards of recognition to people, organizations and corporations that share our mission to empower people with disabilities and medical conditions.

As a non-profit organization we're extremely grateful for financial support from Albertans. We're also deeply appreciative of outstanding contributions of time, talent, effort and service on behalf of children and adults with disabilities.

Glen Matheson Award

The Easter Seals Alberta Glen Matheson Award is the highest provincial honor within the organization’s capacity to bestow. This award recognizes and honours outstanding contributions for promoting the cause of providing services to persons with disabilities and medical conditions by individuals and/or organizations not formally related to the organization. Congratulations to our 2016 recipient:

Community Foundation of Southeastern Alberta

Barry Maguire Order of Merit

The Easter Seals Barry Maguire Order of Merit is awarded in honour of a singular distinction, which the organization bestows upon volunteers, and leaders who have earned the admiration and appreciation of the organization throughout Alberta. Congratulations to our 2016 recipient:

Bill Small

Corporate Award

The Easter Seals Corporate awards are presented to corporations who share the organizations interest in improving the quality of life for people with disabilities and medical conditions and have demonstrated a commitment to our mission. Congratulations to our 2016 recipients:

Century 21 Bamber Realty Ltd.

MEG Energy Corp.

SynCon Management Ltd.

President’s Choice Children’s Charity

Community Champions

The Easter Seals Plaques of Recognition are presented in appreciation of outstanding contribution of time, talent, effort and services on behalf of persons with disabilities and medical conditions. Congratulations to our 2016 recipients:

Steven Poffenroth

Watson Family Foundation

Jim Ellison

Culture of Ability Award

The Easter Seals Culture of Ability Award is awarded to an Alberta employer who, over a period of time, has demonstrated distinguished leadership in recognizing capabilities and potential of individuals with physical disabilities. (This award is not necessarily presented every year.) 

The Venturer Society (2014)

John Kittler Volunteerism Award

Makrina Morozowski

President's Award

The Easter Seals Alberta Doug Walker President’s Award is chosen by the President of the organization. This award is given for time, talent, energy and dedication devoted in outstanding measure to voluntary service on behalf of Albertans with disabilities and medical conditions. Congratulations to our 2016 recipient:

Endre Pataky

Former Lieutenant Governor of Alberta, Honourable Norman Kwong Award

The Honourable Norman Kwong Award is a provincial honor provided by Easter Seals Alberta to a government official who has helped promote the cause of persons with disabilities and medical conditions. The first time this Award was presented was in 2013. Congratulations to our 2016 recipient: 

Hon. Sarah Hoffman

Alumni Leadership Award

The Alumni Leadership award was created in 2014 to recognize the outstanding commitment many of our past staff, from Easter Seals Camp Horizon, continue to make long after their time as staff at camp has ended. Year after year we see a handful of staff who travel long distances, give up their holidays, forgo their own family traditions to continue to give back to our campers volunteering their time and passion during our weekend retreats, Christmas Camp and special events.  Congratulations to our 2016 recipients:


Rob Long

Arran Daniels

Volunteer with Easter Seals

Did You Know Part 2

15% of the world identifies as having a disability According to the World Health Organization, 15% of the world’s population (an estimated 1.1 billion people) identify as having some form of disability. This represents the world’s largest minority, and the only minority group that any of us can become a member of at any time.