Our heartfelt congratulations to Hazel Self on receiving the 2014 Founder’s Award from the Centre of Independent Living in Toronto.

Hazel is a founding member and chair of our board of directors.

She received her award at the Centre’s Annual General Meeting on October 3rd, 2014, recognizing her significant contribution to the advancement of the Independent Living philosophy. In his presentation, Ian Parker said that Hazel is an incredible inspiration to so many people – likely to the point of truly saving people’s lives by showing what is possible. She is well loved and cherished.

We second that and are honoured that Hazel has been a guiding light for CDAC for the past 13 years.

Congratulations, Hazel!