Level Playing Field’s Darby Lee Young Awarded Canada’s Top 40 Under 40®

Level Playing Field’s Darby Lee Young Awarded Canada’s Top 40 Under 40®

Level Playing Field (LPF) is pleased to announce that Darby Lee Young, Founder and Principal Accessibility Strategist, has been named one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40® for 2018.

Canada’s Top 40 Under 40® is an annual recognition of the exceptional achievements of 40 outstanding Canadians under the age of 40. The program is supported by several prominent organizations enthusiastically committed to Top 40’s success, including: Founder and Managing Partner Caldwell; Presenting Partner MNP LLP; National Partner Gluskin Sheff + Associates Inc.; Media Partners BNN Bloomberg and National Post; Travel Partner WestJet; Research Partner Caliper; and Leadership Forum Partner Toronto Region Board of Trade; with fact checking and verification by Inline Reference Check.

Darby and her peers were selected from over 800 nominees by an independent Advisory Board, comprising more than 20 business leaders from across Canada. Honourees were chosen on four key criteria: Vision & Innovation; Leadership; Impact & Influence; and Social Responsibility.

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Top 20 Compelling Calgarians News Release

Top 20 Compelling Calgarians News Release

Darby Young recognized as one of Top 20 To Watch in 2017 by Calgary Herald for trying to create a Level Playing Field when it comes to accessible cities

Jan. 11, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CALGARY, Alta. – When Darby Lee Young describes how cities can become more
accessible – and ultimately more successful –she answers in simple yet poignant terms. “As soon as there’s a barrier, my independence is gone,” Young, who was born with mild cerebral palsy and has overcome obstacles her entire life, recently told The Calgary Herald.

“We should be removing those barriers so everyone can get in and feel (included). And not only people with disabilities; we’re talking seniors, families with strollers – we’re talking everybody.”

It’s that forward-thinking mindset that has resulted in The Calgary Herald naming Young to the popular newspaper’s list of Compelling Calgarians: 20 People to Watch in 2017.

As the owner, founder and principle accessibility strategist, Young has taken her
company, Level Playing Field, from passion-fuelled grassroots initiative to impressive blossoming business in just under a year.

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Compelling Calgarians: 20 people to watch in 2017

Compelling Calgarians: 20 people to watch in 2017

The Herald unveils its annual list of 20 individuals making their mark on our city, and who are worth keeping an eye on in the year to come and beyond.

Darby Lee Young wants Calgary to be among the most accessible cities in Canada, and she’s doing her part to realize that objective.

“Absolutely my hope and dream,” said Young. “In order for accessibility to work, period, everyone needs to be on the same plan. My favourite line is, as soon as there’s a barrier, my independence is gone. We should be removing those barriers so everyone can get in and feel inclusive. And not only people with disabilities; we’re talking seniors, families with strollers, we’re talking everybody.”

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