Our Awards

Awards & Recognitions:

Being a small grass-roots organization, ACCESS is proud to have been honoured by receiving the following recognitions:

2013 – FINALIST Tri-Cities Chamber Business Excellence ‘Not for Profit of the Year’ 2013 award
2011 – Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce’ Business Excellence ‘Not for Profit of the Year’ 2010/2011 award
2009 – Tri-City REACH Awards’ ‘Creating a Safer Community’ award
2009 – Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce’ Business Excellence ‘Innovative Spirit’ award
2008 – Ministry of Community Safety and Solicitor General’s Office ‘Community Safety and Crime Prevention’ award.


At the ACCESS’S 2012 20th anniversary event, An Evening of Inspiration, ACCESS established the “Champion Award” for the individual who has dedicated him or herself to being a champion for ACCESS and the youth we serve. The criteria includes those who advocate for, network, volunteer, contribute, represent, and believe in the cause of ACCESS.

2013 ACCESS Champion Award: Bob Diskin

Bob has been a champion for ACCESS for over 8 years. He has advocated for, networked on behalf, volunteer thousands of hours, donated in-kind, and accessed over $50,000 in donations. We are proud to name Bob as the 2013 Champion award.

2012 ACCESS Champion Award: Tom Lewis

Tom was a great inaugural choice. He has dedicated over 6 years on the board of ACCESS and countless hours being a champion- networking, accessing donors, and volunteering his time.