The Ability First Coalition is a group of volunteers that raise awareness of disability issues in the London and area workforce. On November 10, 2017 the Ability First Coalition awarded Joe Hoffer with the Advocacy Award for his commitment to the employment of people with a disability. The Advocacy Award is presented to an individual who has continuously and tirelessly promoted the concept of ability first, supported people in their efforts to obtain meaningful employment, and who has brought new and innovative perspectives to the workplace.
Joe exemplifies outstanding leadership by setting an example and consistently setting the bar for creating innovative, supportive, and inclusive workplaces. He has also been a speaker at Queen’s Park on the challenges faced by people with a disability, and is a member of former Lieutenant Governor David C. Onley’s Employment Accessibility Committee.
Congratulations to Joe Hoffer on your outstanding work and the receipt of your award!