Premier's Council on the Status of Disabled Persons Premier's Council on the Status of Disabled Persons Premier’s message for Disabilities Awareness Week The 31st annual Disability Awareness Week will be celebrated from May 27 to June 2. Back, from left: Chelsee MacLeod, Kristin Colwell and Margaret Lyons-MacFarlane, staff members at the Premier’s Council on Disabilities. Front, from left: Randy Dickinson, former executive director of the council and founder of Disability Awareness Week; Premier Brian Gallant; and Christyne Allain, executive director of the council. 2018052500:00:00 Disability Awareness Week award winners announced Doug and Donna MacKenzie of Saint Andrews were presented with a Disability Awareness Week Award for 2016. The award recognizes significant contributions toward improving the lives of persons with a disability. 2016060100:00:00 2018052500:00:00