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 for the 2016 AEHR Awards closed on May 24.

Recipients will be announced in the fall.

The awards ceremony will take place on Dec. 6, 2016.

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. The 2015 awards ceremony took place 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.