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Mayor David Miller will honour 11 residents and three community organizations
with an Access, Equity and Human Rights Award at a Human Rights Day ceremony.
Two new awards will be presented - the Aboriginal Affairs Award and the Pride
Award for Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Two Spirited Issues. Awards will
also be presented for race relations, the status of women and disability issues.
Juno-award-winning artist Lillian Allen and literacy advocate Jerry Lee Miller
will host the ceremony.
Date: Wednesday, December 10
Time: 5:30 p.m. - Reception
6:15 p.m. - Awards presentation
Place: Toronto City Hall Rotunda
100 Queen St. W.
The award recipients in each category are:
Aboriginal Affairs Award - Gus Ashawasega, Ruth Ann Cyr and André Morriseau
Access Award for Disability Issues - Michelle Amerie, Lembi Buchanan and
Ethno-Racial People with Disabilities Coalition of Ontario (ERDCO)
Constance E. Hamilton Award on the Status of Women - Dr. Bonnie Burstow,
Filomena Carvalho and Margaret Murray
Pride Award for Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Two Spirited Issues - Reverend
Dr. Brent Hawkes, Lesbian Gay Bi Youth Line and T.E.A.C.H. (Teens Educating and
William P. Hubbard Award for Race Relations - Pramila Aggarwal and Dr. George
J. Sefa Dei
For more information, visit www.toronto.ca/civicawards or call 416-392-8592
(TTY: 416-338-0889). For multilingual services, call Access Toronto:
Ceta Ramkhalawansingh, Manager, Diversity Management and Community Engagement,
Chief Administrator's Office, 416-392-6824
Catherine Leitch, Diversity Management and Community Engagement, Chief
Administrator's Office, 416-392-0371