City of Toronto to celebrate achievements in access, equity and human rights

The City of Toronto will present the 2015 Access, Equity and Human Rights Awards today in recognition of Human Rights Day. Awards will be presented to five recipients who have made a difference in Toronto by eliminating discrimination and barriers to equality.

Date: Wednesday, December 2

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: Council Chamber, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.

The ceremony will include remarks by Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam (Ward 27 Toronto Centre-Rosedale) and City Manager Peter Wallace, and several councillors will participate in the award presentations.

The ceremony will be followed by a reception that will provide an opportunity to meet the award recipients:

  • Joanne Dallaire, Aboriginal Affairs Award
  • Farah Mawani, Access Award
  • Andrea Sesum, Constance E. Hamilton Award
  • Mark Smith, Pride Award
  • Kamala-Jean Gopie, William P. Hubbard Award for Race Relations¬†

I want to extend a special congratulations to Kamala-Jean Gopie, a resident of Ward 20, for her tremendous work in improving race relations in Toronto.