Posted December 03, 2016
On the eve of the United Nation’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities, county council honoured a local leader in the promotion of accessibility awareness and inclusiveness.
LaSalle’s Michelle Jones-Rousseau received the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act 10thAnniversary Champion Award Wednesday night from Warden Tom Bain.
Jones-Rousseau is co-founder the Amherstburg Heroes Athletic Club and a former board member for the Miracle League. She was also involved with Special Olympics, is a former member of Amherstburg’s accessibility committee and has been a support worker for Community Living Essex County.
She was was nominated by the Essex County Accessibility Advisory committee.
Bain said Jones-Rousseau received the one-time award for her “demonstrated outstanding leadership, passion and commitment in promotion of awareness of accessibility and inclusiveness in (her) community.”
Kyle Jones, 27, left, an athlete with the Amherstburg Heroes Athletic Club, is pictured with Sgt. Mike Cox of the Amherstburg Police Service at General Amherst High School, Friday, March 27, 2015. The athletic club is a partnership between Community Living Essex County and the Amherstburg Police Service. DAX MELMER / WINDSOR STAR
Kingsville Deputy Mayor Gord Queen, who sits on the county’s accessibility advisory committee and was joined by several other members of the committee, also updated council on their work over the last year to promote awareness around accessibility issues.