Watch the Access, Equity and Human Rights Awards ceremony on the City’s Youtube Channel on Friday, December 10 at noon.
The City of Toronto’s Access, Equity and Human Rights (AEHR) Awards recognize people, organizations or programs that have created a more equitable city by advancing reconciliation and justice, addressing discrimination, and working to eliminate barriers to equality. The awards are community-driven, nominations come from Toronto residents and are selected by a panel made up of community members with expertise and knowledge of issues relevant to the award categories.
A virtual ceremony will take place on December 10, 2021, to coincide with International Human Rights Day. Tune in at 12 p.m. on the City’s Youtube Channel.
The recipients of the 2021 Access, Equity and Human Rights Awards are:
Each award recipient received an honorarium of $500.
The ceremony features remarks from Mayor John Tory and Bob Goulais, a sought after speaker and an Indigenous traditional teacher, as well as performances by Toronto-based artists OKAN and Jayli Wolf. It is hosted by the City of Toronto’s Chief People Officer Omo Akintan.
The City recognizes the following nominations and thanks them for their contributions and impact: