Lois Miller Tulip Award

The Lois Miller Tulip Award recognizes a person, group or organization that exemplifies the spirit of independent living and enables people living with disabilities have control and informed choice over their lives.


Lois Miller served as the ILNS Executive Director for 13 years before she retired in 2011. The Award is named in honour of her tireless and active leadership on behalf of people living with a disability.

Award Guidelines:

1. The Lois Miller Tulip Award nominee has exemplified the spirit of independent living and made contributions for enabling people living with a disability to live independently.

2. The Lois Miller Tulip Award nominee has been informed and is accepting the nomination.

3. The deadline for application submissions is March 31 at 4:30 p.m. Please ensure any mailed applications are delivered to ILNS by this deadline.

4. The Selection Committee will review all submissions, contact the top-ranked nominees for an interview and notify the successful candidate and nominator.

5. During ILNS' Spring Brunch, the successful candidate will be presented with the Lois Miller Tulip Award. 


To make a nomination please fill out the Nomination Package below or download the Word document at the bottom of the page:


Previous award winners of the Lois Miller Tulip Award

2019 Jennifer Powley

2017 Lillianne Dube and Grace McNee


2014 The James McGregor Stewart Society


2013 Claredon Robicheau​


2012 Don Glover


2011 Lois Miller

Briefly answer the following questions:

How has the nominee made a positive impact on the lives of people living with a disability?

How has this nominee made a difference in their community?

What are the nominee's achievements and/or contributions in supporting people living with a disability to live independently?

Please describe the program, service or group, including how it may provide people living with a disability with resources or contacts, knowledge, skills, and/or self-confidence. 


If you are mailing a nomination package, please send it to:

Selections Committee
Independent Living Nova Scotia
L151 - 7071 Bayers Road
Halifax, NS B3L 2C2


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