CNIB Ontario-North volunteer receives Arthur Napier Magill Distinguished Service Award

On October 21, CNIB presented Dorothy Macnaughton, an accessibility advocate and CNIB volunteer for 30 years, with the Arthur Napier Magill Distinguished Service Award in recognition of her outstanding efforts to enhance the lives of people who are blind or partially sighted. As a person with low vision, Macnaughton understands how living with a disability impacts daily life and she has worked tirelessly to ensure others with sight loss have the confidence, skills and opportunities to fully participate in life. Currently, Macnaughton serves as Chair, CNIB Ontario-North Regional Board and Chair, CNIB Ontario Division Board.
Dorothy Macnaughton being presented her award 

Photo: John Rafferty, President & CEO, CNIB; Dorothy Macnaughton, Volunteer, CNIB Ontario-North; John Magill and Monique Pilkington, Executive Director, CNIB Ontario-North 

In 1976, CNIB established the Arthur Napier Magill Distinguished Service Award as a tribute to Arthur Magill, who dedicated his long and distinguished career to improving the lives of Canadians who are deafblind or living with vision loss. The award represents the organization's highest public recognition for volunteer services and is given to an individual who is deemed to have made a contribution significantly above and beyond that which is normally seen. It consists of an appropriate memento for display purposes, and a framed citation in a format accessible to the recipient. The award is given to only one deserving recipient annually.
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