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November 15, 2005
City to honour achievements in human rights
  
At a ceremony in the Council Chamber at City Hall on Monday, November 28, Mayor
David Miller and Members of Toronto City Council will honour 13 people or
organizations whose efforts have helped vulnerable communities to achieve their
full potential within society. Their efforts have contributed to the
elimination of violence, racism, sexism, homophobia, homelessness, hate crimes,
hunger, poverty and illiteracy.

2005 Recipients

Aboriginal Affairs Award
  • Simon McNichol
  • Native Learning Centre
  • Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre

    Access Award for Disability Issues
  • Argonaut Rowing Club
  • Community Head Injury Resource Services
  • VoicePrint Canada - Toronto Broadcast Centre Volunteers

    Constance E. Hamilton Award on the Status of Women
  • Vivien Green
  • Marilda Tselepis

    Pride Award for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual and Two Spirited Issues
  • The Lesbian and Gay Community Appeal
  • Supporting Our Youth (SOY)
  • The Triangle Program

    William P. Hubbard Award for Race Relations
  • Toronto Chapter - Chinese Canadian National Council
  • Akwatu Khenti

    This annual ceremony marks Human Rights Day, when the United Nations adopted
    the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, in 1948. The Declaration recognizes
    the inherent dignity and equal and intrinsic rights of all people.

    Recipients are available for media interviews by contacting David Clark at
    416-392-7542.


    Media contact:

    Ceta Ramkhalawansingh
    Manager, Diversity Management and Community Engagement
    Strategic and Corporate Policy/Healthy City Office
    City Manager's Office
    416-392-6824



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