About the Awards

The City’s Access, Equity and Human Rights (AEHR) Awards recognize people, organizations or programs that have created a more equitable city by addressing discrimination and working to eliminate barriers to equality. The Awards are community-driven – nominations come from Toronto residents and the selection panel is made up of community individuals with expertise and knowledge of issues pertinent to the award categories.

Deadline Extended: Nominations are open until September 20 at 5 p.m. 

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The Awards categories are:

  • Mino Bimaadiziwin Award (Indigenous Award)
  • Disability Access Award
  • Constance E. Hamilton Award for Women’s Equality
  • Pride Award
  • William P. Hubbard Race Relations Award

Mino Bimaadiziwin (Indigenous Award)

Given to those whose volunteer efforts have improved the well-being and advancement of the Indigenous community.

Disability Access Award

Given to a person, group or organization that has made a significant contribution towards improving access for people with disabilities.

Constance E. Hamilton Award for Women's Equality

Recognizes a resident whose actions have helped secure the equitable treatment of women, either socially, economically or culturally.

Pride Award

Established to mark the decision to adopt a human rights policy to provide protection on the basis of sexual orientation.

William P. Hubbard Race Relations Award

Presented to a person or organization who has made a contribution toward a positive race relations climate.

Past Recipients

Find out who has received an Access, Equity and Human Rights Award.