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2020 BC Autism Awards: Shortlist

September 28th, 2020


The shortlist for the BC Autism Awards 2020 is here! Thank you for nominating your Everyday Autism Heroes. Their dedication and passion for the autism community are an inspiration and we are excited to be sharing with you all their stories!

BC Volunteer of the Year

Awarded to a volunteer whose work has positively influenced the autism community (Sponsored by Pawlik Automotive)

  1. Nish Lal
  2. Vicky Ryan
  3. Luciana Wilson

BC Inclusive Employer of the Year

Awarded to an organization or company that has demonstrated inclusive practices and support for individuals on the autism spectrum (Sponsored by Orbital Learning)

  1. Bob Vagg
  2. Emelle’s Catering

Regional Community Impact Award

Awarded to an individual, business or community group that has demonstrated a commitment to creating inclusive communities by championing opportunities for community members on the autism spectrum. 

Interior BC

  1. Angie Palmer
  2. Marshall McAnerney
  3. Crystal Turatus

Northern BC

  1. Child Development Centre—Special Services Program
  2. Heather Kwitkoski
  3. Kyle Garfield

Vancouver Island (sponsored by Quality Foods)

  1. Heather Stout
  2. Iris Gray
  3. Kari Bennett

Lower Mainland

  1. Autism Support Network of BC
  2. Joette Heuft of Square Peg Society
  3. Suzanne Perreault

BC Self-Advocate of the Year

Awarded to an autistic self-advocate who has advanced the well-being of other autistic people (Sponsored by Stigma-Free Society).

  1. Noelle Smith
  2. Jenny Story
  3. Braedon Nerpio
On October 25th, we will announce the winners for 2020 during our online awards ceremony. Tune in to hear their stories and honour their successes. We will be also drawing the winners for the Autism BC Raffle during the ceremony. Save the date and check back for information regarding show schedule and featured guests! For more details, visit our Event Page.
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