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December 7, 2006
City of Toronto to honour achievements in human rights
At an evening ceremony in the Council Chamber at City Hall on Monday, December 11, Mayor David Miller and Members of Toronto City Council will honour nine people or organizations whose efforts have helped vulnerable communities to achieve their full potential within society. Their efforts have contributed to the elimination of violence, racism, sexism, homophobia, homelessness, hate crimes, hunger, poverty and illiteracy.

2006 Recipients:

Aboriginal Affairs Award
Eileen Antone

Access Award for Disability Issues
Best Buddies/Vrais Copains Canada
Ontario Track 3 Ski Association

Constance E. Hamilton Award on the Status of Women
Parvathy Kanthasamy
Marcie Ponte
Virginia Rock

Pride Award for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual and Two Spirited Issues
Dick Moore
PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)

William P. Hubbard Award for Race Relations
Douglas Stewart

This annual ceremony marks December 10, Human Rights Day, when the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, in 1948. The Declaration recognizes the inherent dignity and equal and intrinsic rights of all people.

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of more than 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. In the past three years Toronto has won more than 50 awards for quality and innovation in delivering public services. Toronto’s government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media contact:
Ceta Ramkhalawansingh, Manager, Diversity Management and Community Engagement, Strategic and Corporate Policy/Healthy City Office, City Manager’s Office, 416-392-6824



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