Access, Equity and Human Rights Awards

The City of Toronto's Access, Equity and Human Rights (AEHR) Awards recognize people who, or programs that, have made a difference in Toronto by eliminating discrimination and barriers to equality.

The recipients for 2016 have been announced:

Nominations came from the Toronto residents. The five recipients were selected by a panel of community individuals with expertise and knowledge of issues pertinent to the awards.

The AEHR Awards Ceremony will take place on Dec. 6, 2016, coinciding with International Human Rights Day.

2015 AEHR Award recipients:

The AEHR 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 LGBTQ2S Issues

The Pride Award for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Two-Spirit 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.