The city of Toronto is seeking nominations for one of its highest honours, the Access, Equity and Human Rights Awards, to celebrate those who are working to end discrimination and promote equality.
The Access, Equity and Human Rights Awards, which represent five separate awards, according to a press statement. The awards include the Indigenous Affairs Award; Access Award on Disability Issues; the Constance E. Hamilton Award on the Status of Women; Pride Award for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Two-Spirit Issues; and the William P. Hubbard Race Relations Award.
“We want to celebrate the residents and services that are helping to build an inclusive city,” Toronto Mayor John Tory said in the statement. “I encourage Torontonians to submit worthy nominations for these awards.”
The requirements for nominations include being a Toronto resident, group or program. The nominations are then submitted to the public and a panel of community member experts relating to each category will select the winners. The winners will be announced this fall with an awards ceremony to take place in December at City Hall.
Deadline for nominations is 4 p.m. Aug. 31 and may be submitted online or mailed into the city.