Below are lists of Access, Equity and Human Rights Awards recipients prior to 2013. Visit the awards pages listed on the Access, Equity and Human Rights Awards page for current information and recipients from 2013 onwards.

  • 2012 – Native Women’s Resource Centre
  • 2011 – Rob Lackie, Aboriginal Sport and Wellness Council of Ontario
  • 2010 – Kenn Richard; Angela Connors
  • 2009 – Kimberly Murray
  • 2008 – Yvette Nolan, Native Earth Performing Arts; Metis Artists Collective
  • 2007 – Vern Harper
  • 2006 – Eileen Antone
  • 2005 – Simon McNichol; William Schmudt, Native Learning Centre; Frank Keesickquayash, Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre
  • 2004 – Sandra Laronde; Bear
  • 2003 – Gus Ashwasega; Ruth Ann St. Cyr; Andre Morriseau
  • 2012 – Archie Allison, Access and Awareness
  • 2011 – Ruth Stackhouse, Friendly Spoke Threatre Band
  • 2010 – Catherine Leitch; Asif Syed; Centennial College, START Smart Program
  • 2009 – Birchmount Bluffs Neighbourhood Centre; Committee for Accessible AIDS Treatment (CAAT); John Rae
  • 2008 – Ryerson University and the Royal Ontario Museum; Centre for Independent Living in Toronto (CILT), INC.
  • 2007 – Parkdale Activity Recreation Centre
  • 2006 – Best Buddies/Vrais Copains Canada; Ontario Track 3 Ski Association
  • 2005 – Fenwick Bonnell, Argonaut Rowing Club; Scott Southwell, Community Head Injury Resource Services; Frances Cowley or Arlene Patterson, VoicePrint Canada
  • 2004 – William Brown; William Meidler; Ing Wong-Ward
  • 2003 –  Michelle Amerie; Lembi Buchanan; Ethno-Racial People with Disabilities Coalition of Ontario (ERDCO)
  • 2002 – Brian Keown; David Lepofsky
  • 2001 – Carolyn Lemon; Frank Prospero
  • 2000 Jeff Adams; Wayne Christopher Burgess; Ontario Council for Alternative Businesses
  • 1999 – Link-Up Employment Services
  • 1998 – New Visions Homes for Children and Adolescents
  • 1997 – The Great Lake Race for Charity-Community Centre 55
  • 1996 – Workers’ Compensation Board; Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work
  • 1995 – Pegasus Community Project
  • 1994 – Kids on the Block Parent Puppet Program
  • 1993 – Davenport-Perth Neighbourhood Centre
  • 1992 – Play and Learn
  • 1991 – Student Administrative Council of the University of Toronto
  • 1990 – The Radio Connection
  • 1989 – Toronto with Ease
  • 1988 – Independence Afloat
  • 1987 – Windward Housing Co-op
  • 1986 – Queen’s Quay Terminal
  • 1985 – Metro Toronto Convention Centre
  • 1984 – Toronto Eaton Centre
  • 1983 – Roy Thomson Hall
  • 2012 –  Carolyn Egan, Immigrant Women’s Health Centre; Ceta Ramkhalawansingh, City of Toronto (retired) and MATCH International
  • 2011 – Liliana Angarita, Canadian Human Rights Organization
  • 2010 – Cindy Gowan, YWCA; Tam Goossen; Tonika Morgan
  • 2009 – Ann Buller, Sonja Greckol
  • 2008 – Heather McGregor, Deena Ladd
  • 2007 – June Larkin, Helen Liu, Beverley Wybrow
  • 2006 – Dr. Parvathy Kanthasamy, Marcie Pointe, Virginia J. Rock
  • 2005 – Vivien Green, Marilda Tselepis
  • 2004 – Zanana Akande, Nora Currie, Loly Rico
  • 2003 – Dr. Bonnie Burstow, Filomena Carvalho, Margaret Murray
  • 1997 – Nora Shankar
  • 1996 – Louise Binder; Gerda Wekerle
  • 1995 – Reggie Modlich
  • 1994 – Cornelia Soberano
  • 1993 – Noemi Garcia, Barbara Kilbourn; Ina Andre, Joan Clayton
  • 1992 – Kay Parsons, Brigitte Witkowski
  • 1991 – Liz Stimpson, Anne Mason Apps, Josephine Grey
  • 1990 – Gertrude MacDougall, Antonia Maximino
  • 1989 – Beverly Hine, Joanne Doucette
  • 1988 – No award given
  • 1987 – Karen Ciupka, Joy Reid, Carmencita Hernandez
  • 1986 – Akua Benjamin, Frieda Forman, Dorothy Rogers
  • 1985 – Judith Ramirez
  • 1984 – Kay Gardner
  • 1983 – Elizabeth Greaves
  • 1982 – Mary O’Brien
  • 1981 – Doris Anderson
  • 1980 – Vicki Trerise
  • 2012 – Martine Stonehouse, Trans Lobby Group
  • 2011 – David Kelley, LGBTQ & HIV/Aids Counselling Services, Family Service Toronto
  • 2010 – Andre Goh, Gay Asian Toronto (GAT)
  • 2009 – John Campey
  • 2008 – Anna Willats
  • 2007 – Rupert Raj; Deb Parent; Central Toronto Youth
  • 2006 – Parents, Families, Friends of Lesbians and Gays; Richard (Dick) Moore
  • 2005 – Doug Kerr and Beth Jordon, The Lesbian and Gay Community Appeal; Matthew Perry, Supporting Our Youth; Jeffrey White, The Triangle Program
  • 2004 – Martin Bourgeois; Susan Gapka; Pride Toronto
  • 2003 – Rev. Brent Hawkes; LGBiYouthLine; TEACH
  • 2012 Teferi Adem, Human Rights and Race Relations Consultant
  • 2011 – Leonard A. Braithwaithe Q.C., former MPP (Etobicoke) and first Black-Canadian elected to parliament in Canada
  • 2010 – Dr. Alvin Curling and Hon. Roy McMurty; Arnold Minors; Courtney E. Betty, former Crown Attorney at the Department of Justice
  • 2009 – Scadding Court Community Centre; Adrienne Shadd; Paul Nguyen
  • 2008 – George Elliott Clarke; Avvy Go; Carl James
  • 2007 – Afua Cooper; Anne Gloger; Kevin Lee
  • 2006 – Douglas Stewart
  • 2005 – Matthew Lee and Lele Truong, Chinese Canadian National Council Toronto Chapter; Akwatu Khenti
  • 2004 – Lillian Allen; Naheed Dosani; Immigrant Women’s Health Centre
  • 2003 – Pramilla Aggarwal; Dr. George Sefa Dei
  • 2002 – Jehad Aliweiwi; Michael “Pinball” Clemons; Lillian McGregor
  • 2001 – Murphy Browne; Francisco Rico-Martinez
  • 2000 – Frances Sanderson
  • 1999 – Rosemary Sadlier
  • 1998 –  Antoni Shelton; Sharryn Aiken Putt
  • 1997 – Jim Putt
  • 1996 – Lisa Cherniak; Hughgo J. Extavour
  • 1995 – J. Gerald Rose; Mendelson Joe
  • 1994 – No award given
  • 1993 – Gloria Fallick
  • 1992 – Audi Dharmalingam
  • 1991 – Peter Sealy; Terry Watada; Morley S. Wolfe
  • 1990 – Larry Leong