Access, Equity and Human Rights Awards
About the Program
The City of Toronto’s Access, Equity and Human Rights (AEHR) Awards recognize people who, or programs that, have made a difference in Toronto by reducing discrimination and barriers to equality. The Awards are community-driven, where nominations come from Toronto residents, and the five recipients are selected by a panel of community individuals with expertise and knowledge of issues pertinent to the awards.
The impressive work and achievements of the 2017 award recipients include:
- addressing conflicts in communities using arts programming;
- providing safe and supportive housing to trans people who are medically transitioning;
- supporting Muslim children with disabilities and their families;
- bringing Indigenous knowledge and healing to address issues of violence and to educate non-Indigenous communities; and
- establishing an organization to promote provide free legal advice to residents.