Access, Equity and Human Rights Awards

Since 1991, the City of Toronto Access, Equity and Human Rights (AEHR) Awards have recognized people who, or programs that, have made a difference in Toronto by eliminating discrimination and barriers to equality.

Nominations are now open for the 2016 AEHR Awards
The deadline is Monday, May 16, 2016

Complete the online Nomination Form

Or complete and mail the Printable form (Word) 

In order for your nomination to be accepted, you will need to provide contact information for both you and your nominee. Remember to complete the entire form and to press 'submit' on the online form.

If you have any questions or to request the nomination form in an alternative format, please contact or call Colleen Larkin at 416-392-8936.

Last year's recipients:

The five recipients were selected by a panel of community individuals with expertise and knowledge of issues pertinent to the awards. This year's awards were presented at a ceremony at Toronto City Hall on December 2 to mark International Human Rights Day.

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 2-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.