Access, Equity and Human Rights Awards

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

Nominations are open for the 2017 AEHR Awards

Submit your online nomination 

Mail-in nomination form 

Deadline for submissions is Thursday, August 31 at 4 p.m.

The AEHR Awards are community-driven. Nominations come from Toronto residents, and the five recipients are selected by a panel of community individuals with expertise and knowledge of issues pertinent to the awards.

Recipients will be announced in the fall, and an awards ceremony will take place at City Hall in the first week in December 2017 to coincide with International Human Rights Day.

2016 AEHR Award recipients:

The AEHR Awards are administered by Equity, Diversity and Human Rights in the City Manager's Office.


Indigenous Affairs Award

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