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June 20, 2011
Nominations extended for Access, Equity and Human Rights Awards
The City of Toronto's Office of Equity, Diversity and Human Rights has extended the deadline for nominations for the 2011 Access, Equity and Human Rights Awards until Monday, July 11.

"We are looking for people or programs that have had a significant impact on the lives of Torontonians by eliminating discrimination and barriers to equality," said Uzma Shakir, Director of Equity, Diversity and Human Rights. "We want to celebrate the residents of Toronto, or services for residents, that are building a city where everyone can participate fully in the social, cultural, economic, recreational and political life of Toronto.

All nominees must be residents of Toronto, a service provided for city residents, or a building located in the city serving Torontonians. Nomination forms and more information can be found at Recipients will be announced in the Fall, and the awards will be given out at a ceremony on November 24.

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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