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Acknowledging our team’s remarkable contributions

At CNIB Deafblind Community Services, our employees are our strength. Every day, our incredible staff team goes above and beyond to deliver exceptional service and support to our clients. Since the beginning, we’ve heard countless stories and testimonials from clients in communities across Ontario and Saskatchewan – all with the same message: that our staff care deeply about what they do and the people they serve.

Without our staff, we wouldn’t be able to do what we do — and we can never truly express how grateful we are to be able to work with such a phenomenal team of passionate and dedicated individuals!

DBCS staff recognition awards

To recognize the incredible work that our staff across the country do every day, DBCS has developed three annual awards designed to acknowledge and celebrate our staff and their accomplishments. 

The following awards are open to all CNIB Deafblind Community Services staff across the country. Nominees can be self-nominated, or submitted by colleagues and coworkers; clients and/or their families; or external community agencies. A selection committee reviews the nominations and selects the recipient.

 

Do you think a DBCS staff member that you’ve been working with has done an excellent job in providing service and support? Would you like to recognize their efforts?

Kerry G. Wadman Service Excellence Award

This award is presented to a staff member who consistently demonstrates the core values of respect, empowerment, empathy, teamwork, and professionalism. The recipient is someone who consistently demonstrates exceptional client service, and continually goes above in beyond in their role.

Congratulations to the 2021 recipient of the Kerry G. Wadman Service Excellence Award, Cheri-Leigh Fowlow, a DBCS intervention specialist from London, Ontario!

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Cheri Leigh
Cheri-Leigh Fowlow

DBCS intervention specialist
London, Ontario

Stellar Collaboration Award

This award is presented to two CNIB Deafblind Community Services staff who professionally align themselves with DBCS’ vision and core values. The recipients of this award will have demonstrated their ability to take on additional responsibilities or projects, consistently take initiative in developing their own skills to support organizational goals. These individuals will have proven themselves to be flexible, collaborative, innovative, and open to new ideas.

Congratulations to the 2021 recipients of the Stellar Collaboration Award, Kelli-Ann Joyce and Margaret Gosciminski! Kelli-Ann is a project lead from Ottawa and Margaret is a project lead from Hamilton.

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Margaret Gominski
Margaret Gosciminski

Project Lead
Hamilton, ON

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Kelli-Ann Joyce
Kelli-Ann Joyce

Project Lead
Ottawa, ON

Community Engagement Award

This award is presented to two CNIB Deafblind Community Services staff who have demonstrated their capacity for advocacy, innovation, community engagement, and collaboration, and who have made positive contributions to the Deafblind community.

Congratulations to the 2021 recipients of the Community Engagement Award, Carolina Cohoon and Vanessa May! Carolina and Vanessa are both Deafblind literacy specialists based in London, Ontario.

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Vanessa May
Vanessa May

Specialist, Deafblind Literacy
London, ON

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Carolina Cohoon
Carolina Cohoon

Specialist, Deafblind Literacy
London, ON

Need help?

Reach out to your local regional manager with any questions, accommodation requests, or to submit your nomination.