Nominations open for Access, Equity and Human Rights Awards

GTA Weekly

Toronto residents can now submit their nominations for the 2019 Access, Equity and Human Rights (AEHR) Awards. For more than 15 years, the AEHR Awards have been the City of Toronto’s highest honour to recognize people or organizations that have created a more equitable city by addressing discrimination and working to eliminate barriers to equality. The five categories for this year’s awards are Indigenous, Disability Access, Women’s Equality, Pride and Race Relations. 

Award nominees must be Toronto residents or organizations. Nominations can be made online at The deadline for nominations is 5 p.m. on Friday, September 13. Recipients will be announced in the fall and an awards ceremony will take place at City Hall in December to coincide with International Human Rights Day.

The AEHR Awards are community driven – nominations are made by the public, and recipients are selected by a panel of community members with expertise and knowledge of issues pertinent to the awards. 

The City is committed to championing diversity, access and inclusivity, and producing equitable outcomes for Toronto residents.


“These awards highlight some of the exceptional work that contributes to making our city more inclusive. We need to recognize and showcase these efforts that are leading the way towards eliminating discrimination and inequities.”
– Mayor John Tory 

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