Bromley L. Armstrong Award for Union Excellence


The Bromley L. Armstrong Award recognizes the outstanding contributions, commitment and leadership of a union in the fight for, and propagation of, labour and human rights.
The Toronto & York Region Labour Council and Labour Community Services established this prestigious award in 2005 to commemorate the courage, dedication, and outstanding service of Bromley L. Armstrong to the Labour and Human Rights Movements in Canada. This award is presented yearly to a Toronto & York Region Labour Council affiliated union local that has demonstrated excellence in the areas of labour equity and human rights.
The award selection process will be based on activities and contributions of the nominee/s during the previous calendar year.
  • The nominee must be a Toronto & York Region Labour Council affiliated union local.
  • The nomination must recognize and outline the activities and contributions that meet or exceed the selection criteria below.
  • The award may be presented to recognize continuous service or a significant highlighted event in the Labour movement.
  • The nomination should include two references. (It would be beneficial to have the endorsement of the affiliated union local’s executive.)
  • All nomination forms must be sent to Labour Community Services between March 6, 2023-April 14, 2023.
Recommendation/s for the award recipient/s will be made by the Toronto & York Region Labour Council’s Equity Committee to the Toronto & York Region Labour Council’s Executive Committee for approval. The Equity Committee or a designate will consult with individuals or unions to seek clarification where necessary. All recommendations must meet the award selection criteria.

The award recipient will be a union local who:
  • exemplifies the spirit, dedication, and ideas of the labour movement
  • made contribution to labour equity and human rights
  • organized and educated members on human rights and equity issues
  • helped confront human rights violations
  • provided assistance and support to member who experience harassment and discrimination
  • promoted equity within their union and the wider labour movement
  • work to ensure that the employer and the union comply with the provisions under the Ontario Human Rights Code
  • demonstrated leadership in the labour movement and the community
Nominations should include specific examples of the above criteria when the nominees are presented.

  • Nominations will be accepted from March 6, 2023, to April 14, 2023.
  • Selection and approval will be completed by April 27, 2023.
  • Bromley L. Armstrong Awards Gala (presentation of awards) will take place on June 14, 2023.

For any questions, please contact Sharon Simpson by email: or phone: 416 .445.5819 ext. 23.
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1.Nominator's Name
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2.Nominator's Union Local
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3.Nominee's Name
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4.Nominee's Union Local
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5.Has the nominee accepted their nomination (nominees must accept their nomination to be considered for the award)? Please indicate yes or no. If yes, please also include the date the nominee accepted their nomination. If no, please continue to submit the completed form and inform us when the nominee has accepted their nomination by emailing 
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6.Briefly outline the nominee’s Equity and Human Rights activities and contributions:
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7.How does the nominee’s Equity and Human Rights activities and contributions improve their union, the Labour movement, and the wider community?
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8.What key points can others take from the nominee’s activities and contributions to make their union, the Labour movement, and the wider community stronger?
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9.Please provide two references' names and contact information (email and phone number):