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May 14, 2002
City launches nominations for Access, Equity and Human Rights Awards
Residents of Toronto are blazing trails, opening doors and making positive
changes on behalf of all Torontonians. The City of Toronto's Access, Equity and
Human Rights Awards recognize people who have made a difference in the city by
striving for equitable treatment of women, contributing to race relations or
improving access for people with disabilities.

Constance E. Hamilton Award
This award is presented to a person or persons who have made a significant
volunteer contribution to the equitable treatment of women in the City of
Toronto. The award is named for Toronto's first woman councillor, elected in
1920. The women members of City Council choose recipients.

William P. Hubbard Race Relations Award
Named after Toronto's first African-Canadian councillor, William P. Hubbard
(1894-1913), this award honours a person or persons who have made a positive
contribution to race relations in Toronto, either through their individual
actions or their group leadership.

Access Award
This award recognizes people or organizations that have made a significant
contribution, beyond legislated requirements, toward improving the quality of
life for people with disabilities in the City of Toronto. Examples of
contributions include: consideration of access requirements in the design of a
new or renovated building, job training, and recreational programs.

All nominees must be residents of the City of Toronto. The deadline for
submitting nominations has been extended to July 15, 2002.

Nomination forms are available by calling the contacts below or visiting the
Web site at
TTY: 416-392-0083
Multilingual: 416-338-0338.

Media Contact
Access Toronto



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