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July 7, 2011
Final opportunity to honour achievements in human rights
The City of Toronto is seeking nominations for the 2011 Access, Equity and Human Rights Awards. The awards recognize the outstanding contribution of residents in building an inclusive and equitable city. Nominees must be residents of the city of Toronto.

Deadline for submitting nominations is Monday, July 11.

Aboriginal Affairs Award honours the volunteer contributions made by person(s) or organizations whose efforts have made or are making a significant or ongoing contribution to the well-being and advancement of the Aboriginal community in Toronto.

Access Award for Disability Issues recognizes a significant contribution towards improving access for people with disabilities in Toronto. "Access" can include designing new or renovated structures; an employment, recreation or leisure program; a transportation system; or anything that contributes significantly to people with disabilities living independently.

Constance E. Hamilton Award on the Status of Women recognizes person(s) who have made a significant contribution to improving the social, economic, cultural and political status of women in Toronto and who have encouraged others in their efforts to achieve equality and to remove barriers.

Pride Award for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Two Spirited Issues honours the volunteer contributions of person(s) or organizations whose efforts have been significant for the well-being and advancement of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual and two spirited community in Toronto.

William P. Hubbard Award for Race Relations, named for Toronto's first African-Canadian Councillor, first elected in 1894. The City gives this award to a person or persons whose outstanding achievement and commitment has fostered a positive race relations environment in Toronto and has encouraged others to become actively involved in the elimination of racism and prejudice.

Nomination forms are available at or by calling 311 (TTY: 416-338-0889).

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. Toronto's government is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence, creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size and cost of government and building a transportation city. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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