City of Toronto presents "Persons Day" Awards |
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Zanana Akande, Loly Rico and Nora Currie were presented with the Constance E.
Hamilton Award at a ceremony held on Persons Day. Seventy-five Toronto women
were also presented with Certificates of Honour to commemorate the 75th
anniversary of the court decision which declared that women were "persons" and
eligible for appointment to the Senate of Canada.
Recipients of the Constance E. Hamilton Award and the Persons Day Certificates
of Honour were selected by the women members of Toronto City Council.
To recognize Persons Day, Mayor David Miller issued a Proclamation declaring
Monday, October 18 as "Persons Day" in the city of Toronto.
Former Councillor Anne Johnston, who served on the inaugural Constance E.
Hamilton Award committee, was the guest speaker and reminded those in
attendance of the need for constant vigilance. In addition to award
recipients, the celebration was attended by many of the former women members of
The recipient of the City of Toronto's scholarship in Women's Studies at the
University of Toronto was presented to Samantha Cutrara at the celebration
which was held at Hart House on the University of Toronto campus.
The Constance E. Hamilton Award is named after the first woman who, in 1920,
was elected to a municipal council in Toronto, and recognizes significant
contributions made to improve the social, economic, cultural or political
status of Toronto women.
City of Toronto Scholarship in Women’s Studies at the University of Toronto
Constance E. Hamilton Award Recipients
Recipients of the City of Toronto 75th anniversary
Persons Day Certificate of Honour
Mary Jo Leddy
Dorothy Rivers Moore
Linda Silver Dranoff
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Chief Administrator's Office