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November 25, 2008
City to celebrate achievements in human rights
Mayor David Miller will present the City’s Human Rights Awards in recognition of the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Mayor will be joined by Councillors Shelley Carroll, Adrian Heaps, Joe Mihevc, Pam McConnell and Kyle Rae. Awards will be presented to 10 recipients who have made a significant impact upon the lives of Torontonians by working towards the elimination of barriers to equality and discrimination. The Human Rights Awards ceremony will be hosted by Citytv’s Merella Fernandez.

Date: Thursday, November 27
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8 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.

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. In the past three years, 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.

Media contacts:
Ceta Ramkhalawansingh, Manager, Diversity Management and Community Engagement, City Manager’s Office, 416-392-6824,
David Clark, Strategic Communications Division, 416-392-7542,



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