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November 22, 2010
City to celebrate achievements in human rights
  
The Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, the Honourable David C. Onley, will join His Worship, Mayor David Miller, to celebrate access, equity and human rights in Toronto.

Mayor Miller will present the City of Toronto Access, Equity and Human Rights Awards in recognition of Human Rights Day, December 10. Awards will be presented to 13 recipients who have made a significant impact upon the lives of Torontonians by working toward the elimination of barriers to equality and discrimination.

Mayor Miller will be joined in the presentations by Councillors Janet Davis (Ward 31 Beaches-East York), Paula Fletcher (Ward 30 Toronto-Danforth), Pam McConnell (Ward 28 Toronto Centre-Rosedale), Joe Mihevc (Ward 21 St. Paul's), Frances Nunziata (Ward 11 York South-Weston), Gord Perks (Ward 14 Parkdale-High Park) and Michael Thompson (Ward 37 Scarborough Centre).

Date: Thursday, November 25
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Council Chamber, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.

The awards ceremony will be followed by a reception, providing an opportunity to meet the award recipients and to network with other Torontonians who have come to celebrate the City’s human rights achievements.

The recipients of the 2010 Access, Equity and Human Rights Awards are:
Aboriginal Affairs Award - Kenn Richard, Angela Connors
Access Award for Disability Issues - Catherine Leitch, Asif Syed, Centennial College's START Smart Program
Constance E. Hamilton Award on the Status of Women - Cindy Cowan, Tam Goossen, Tonika Morgan
Pride Award for Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Two Spirited Issues - André Goh
William P. Hubbard Award for Race Relations - Dr. Alvin Curling and Hon. Roy McMurtry (joint award), Courtney Betty, Arnold Minors

Biographies of recipients are available at http://www.toronto.ca/civicawards.

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. Toronto has won numerous awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. Toronto's government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents. For information about non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Media contacts:
Ceta Ramkhalawansingh, Manager, Diversity Management and Community Engagement, City Manager’s Office, 416-392-6824, cramkhal@toronto.ca
David Clark, Strategic Communications, 416-392-7542, dclark1@toronto.ca


 

 

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