On behalf of Easter Seals Ontario, thank you for joining us on Wednesday, May 25 to celebrate and congratulate our 2016 Tribute Award recipient, Hazel McCallion, former Mayor of Mississauga.
Your support of the Toronto’s Tribute Dinner helps fund amazing things for children with physical disabilities, like AJ Kleiman, who was diagnosed with osteogenesis imperfecta, most commonly know as brittle bone disorder.
Your contributions enable kids like AJ to attend fully accessible summer camps and receive assistance for essential mobility and communication equipment that their families may not otherwise be able to afford.
When AJ attended camp for the first time it was an incredible experience. It was the only camp AJ could attend that fully met his needs. At camp, AJ loves to fish, swim, canoe, and interact with the councillors. It’s the one place where he doesn’t have to think about his condition. “It is set up for kids like me so I can feel normal,” say AJ.
On behalf of Ontario’s children, youth and young adults with physical disabilities, thank you again for sharing this magical evening with us. Your participation has made a difference in the lives of many truly inspiring kids living with physical disabilities.
Honouring Hazel McCallion, former Mayor of Mississauga
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Toronto
100 Front Street W, Toronto, ON, M5J 1E3
6:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception | 7:00 p.m. dinner
Hazel McCallion was first elected Mayor of Mississauga in 1978 and served as Mayor for 36 years until her retirement in 2014. She has been recognized numerous times for her contributions to public service and was inducted as a Member of the Order of Canada in 2005, conferred with the Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree by the University of Toronto in 2010 and the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Mississauga Board of Trade. In addition to the Hazel McCallion Senior Public School, the Hazel McCallion Academic Learning Centre at the University of Toronto and the Hazel McCallion Campus at Sheridan College have been named after her. She has received a number of prestigious international awards and recognition for her work both in Canada and abroad. In 2005, Mayor McCallion was invested as Dame in the Sovereign Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, Knights of Malta, the Hereditary Order as well as the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.
Hazel McCallion currently sits on a number of Boards and is an active public speaker.
For the past 13 years, we have recognized individuals who have demonstrated leadership in their industries, in their communities and for their long-standing support of children and youth with physical disabilities.
Past Toronto’s Tribute Honourees
Dalton McGuinty, 24th Premier of Ontario (2015)
The Honourable James K. Bartleman, Former Lieutenant Governor of Ontario (2014)
The Honourable James M. Flaherty, P.C., M.P., Minister of Finance, and Michael Nobrega, President and CEO of OMERS (2013)
The Honourable Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, and Joseph Mancinelli, International Vice President and Regional Manager for Central and Eastern Canada of the Labourers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA) (2012)
The Honourable John P. Manley, President and CEO of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives, and Brian Burke, President and General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs (2011).
If you are interested in participating in the 2016 Toronto’s Tribute Dinner, contact Danielle Rea at firstname.lastname@example.org.