Woodsworth Awards, presented annually to individuals or organizations from across Ontario for their outstanding commitment to advancing human rights and equity.
The award is named after J.S. Woodsworth, who fought against racial and religious discrimination in Canada and stood up for the right of all Canadians to vote-regardless of skin colour.
Students for a Free Tibet Canada was nominated in the 'organization' category by Member of Provincial Parliament Cheri DiNovo.
"SFT does phenomenal work in advancing the cause of human rights in Tibet. Their grassroots organizing and leadership training have empowered young people to become influential leaders in social justice movements. I am proud to have nominated SFT" said DiNovo.
Urgyen Badheytsang, National Director of SFT Canada accepted the award on behalf of the organization.
"This award really belongs to the people inside Tibet who continue to resist, risking everything in their peaceful movement against a brutal regime, and inspire us to work for social justice, for the Tibetan people, and for people around the world" said Badheytsang in his acceptance speech.