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November 30, 2006
City of Toronto proclamations to mark Human Rights Month
Mayor David Miller, on behalf of Toronto City Council, will proclaim December as Human Rights Month in Toronto. Proclamations will also be issued to mark World AIDS Day (December 1), International Day of People with Disabilities (December 3), and National Day of Remembrance (December 6) to mark the Montreal Massacre.

To mark Human Rights Month, and the UN-recognized Human Rights Day (December 10), the City of Toronto will present the 2006 Access, Equity and Human Rights Awards at a ceremony in the City Hall Council Chamber on Monday, December 11. The following people or organizations will be recognized for their volunteer work in five categories:
• 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.

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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