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.

We are currently reviewing the nominations, winners will be announced in early December. An awards ceremony will take place on December 10, 2019.

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.