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December 4, 2000
City marks Human Rights Week with award presentations
  
To mark Human Rights Week (December 4 to 11), the City of Toronto will host the
presentation of three awards at a reception in the rotunda of City Hall on
December 6 at 6:30 p.m. Presentation of the Access Award, the Constance E.
Hamilton Award and the William P. Hubbard Race Relations Award will take place
at approximately 7:15 p.m.

This year's Access Award recipients are
- Jeff Adams, a disability advocate and gold-medal winning Canadian Paralympics
athlete, and co-chair of the 2008 Toronto Bid Accessibility Sub-Committee
- Christopher Wayne Burgess, a community care co-ordinator for the Toronto
Métis Council, who has been providing culture-specific support to people with
disabilities
- The Ontario Council of Alternative Business (OCAB), an umbrella organization
for 11 provincial businesses that are run and managed by those with mental
illnesses

The Constance E. Hamilton Award will be presented to
- Rose Cunha, a dedicated and active volunteer in the Aboriginal community who
serves on the boards of many non-profit organizations
- Raheel Raza, an advocate for women's rights and many other issues facing the
South Asian community in Toronto
- Jean Small, who is dedicated to securing the equitable treatment for older
women, particularly in the area of health and community-based care

The William P. Hubbard Race Relations Award recipient is Frances Sanderson, who
actively works to bridge the understanding between people of different
backgrounds and who was actively involved with the protection of aboriginal
burial grounds in the City.

Also receiving recognition for their contributions to Toronto are the outgoing
members of the former municipal advisory committees on access, equity and human
rights.

As it has since 1990, the City of Toronto continues to pay tribute to all women
who are or have been victims of violence by recognizing December 6 as the
National Day of Remembrance in remembrance of the victims of the Montreal
Massacre.


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