The Emma Gardiner Award

Inspiring Emerging Leaders

The Emma Gardiner Award was launched in 2024 in memory of long-time Nulsen Youth Patron Program Coordinator, Emma Gardiner. The Award was founded by Emma’s family in partnership with Nulsen Disability Services.

For close to a decade, Emma devoted her skills and passion to Nulsen as the Coordinator of Community Engagement, overseeing the Nulsen Youth Patron Program. Her warmth and dedication to nurturing the young people involved in the Program was extraordinary, as was her commitment to improving the lives of people with disability.

Emma played a pivotal role in fostering genuine understanding of people with disability and expanded the circle of influence of the Youth Patrons she mentored.

This Award honours Emma’s legacy and aims to inspire future generations to emulate her values-based dedication to helping others – to be collaborative, compassionate, courageous, resilient and respectful.