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Access, Equity and Human Rights Awards

Each year, the City of Toronto honours human rights champions for working to eliminate violence, racism, sexism, homophobia, homelessness, hate crimes, hunger, poverty and illiteracy in Toronto. Recipients and awards will be presented on December 2 at a ceremony to mark International Human Rights Day.

Do you know someone who has made a difference in Toronto?

Have their accomplishments recognized by nominating them for an award. Nominees must be residents of the City of Toronto.

Nominations for 2015 are now closed.
(Deadline was May 27, 2015)

Winners will be announced in the fall and an awards ceremony takes place in December. These awards are administered by Equity, Diversity and Human Rights in the City Manager's Office.


Aboriginal Affairs Award

This award is given to persons or organizations whose volunteer efforts have improved the well-being and advancement of the Aboriginal community in Toronto.

The Access Award for Disability Issues

The Access Award was established in 1982 and is given to a person, group or organization that has made a significant contribution towards improving access for people with disabilities in Toronto.

The Pride Award for LGBT Issues

The Pride Award for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual and Two Spirited Issues was established in 2003 to mark the thirtieth anniversary of Toronto City Council's decision to adopt a human rights policy to provide protection on the basis of sexual orientation.