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April 16, 2012
Three weeks left to nominate a human rights champion
There are just three weeks left to nominate a fellow Toronto resident or program for a City of Toronto access, equity and human rights award. The deadline for submitting nominations is Monday, May 7 by 4:30 p.m.

The Aboriginal Affairs Award honours the volunteer contributions made by persons or organizations whose efforts have contributed/are contributing to the well-being and advancement of the Aboriginal community in Toronto.

The Access Award for Disability Issues recognizes a significant contribution to improving access for people with disabilities in Toronto. Access can include an employment, recreation or leisure program or anything that contributes significantly to people with disabilities living independently.

The Constance E. Hamilton Award on the Status of Women recognizes persons who have made a significant contribution to improving the social, economic, cultural and political status of women in Toronto.

The Pride Award for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Two Spirited Issues honours the volunteer contributions of persons 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.

The William P. Hubbard Award for Race Relations is given 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.

All recipients must be either 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

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.7 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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