The OSSTF Toronto Human Rights Committee Awards has been established to honour outstanding OSSTF members (TBU, OTBU, and PSSP) who have demonstrated leadership in any of the following categories:
- COMMUNITY IMPACT – Locally, Provincially, or Globally
- EQUITY AND HUMAN RIGHTS WORK
- ADVOCACY FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE
The District Human Rights Awards may be presented annually to members of OSSTF/FEESO who have shown exemplary dedication in the struggle for equity and the promotion of human rights locally, provincially and/or internationally. Human rights are those conditions, expectations, and standards to which every person by virtue of his or her existence as a human being, is entitled. When the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, it declared that all human beings are “free and equal in dignity and rights.” Some human rights, such as freedom of religion, are fundamental freedoms. Other human rights protect people from unfair treatment because of certain personal qualities. These are sometimes called “anti-discrimination” rights. All OSSTF members are eligible.
Please see below for full award details and submission form.
The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, April 26th, 2024. All forms should be sent to Jason Kunin, Executive Officer and Human Rights Committee Liaison, at email@example.com.