Helen Henderson Literary Award


The Helen Henderson Award was established in 2016 to acknowledge an exceptional piece of writing that raises social awareness of a disability issue or barrier. Helen Henderson was a writer, a journalist, and the pioneer of a column in the Toronto Star that brought disability concerns to the public.


Past recipients of the Helen Henderson Award are:

Nancy Xia “A Lioness in Lamb’s Clothing” (page 167) 2016
John Rae “Celebrating 25 Years of the AEBC: Reflecting on our Past – Planning our Future” 2017

The 2018 Helen Henderson Literary Award Application is now open.

Please see the 2018 Helen Henderson Literary Award Application.