Bromley Armstrong Awards

Labour Community Services presents the Bromley Armstrong Awards.

On May 13th, 2017 our organization, in partnership with the United Way Toronto & York Region, and the Toronto & York Region Labour council chose to honour outstanding individuals in the community.

Bromley is a Jamaican Canadian member of the Autoworkers union who helped lead the Toronto Joint Committee on Human Rights in the 1950’s. This award is presented to a labour activist who has demonstrated excellence in equity and human rights.

The Toronto & York Region Labour Council established this prestigious award in 2004 to commemorate the courage, dedication and outstanding service of Bromley L. Armstrong to the labour and human rights movements in Canada. Annually the Equity committee of the Toronto & York Region Labour Council presents the prestigious award to a deserving recipient that exemplifies Bromley’s commitment to human rights.

Toronto & York Region Labour Council has committed itself to an equity agenda as outlined in its policy paper entitled “ORGANIZING FOR STRENGTH IN TORONTO’S DIVERSE COMMUNITIES”. The Equity Committee, of the Toronto & York Region Labour Council, is committed to building on the strengths of all equity seeking groups affiliated with the Labour Council.

Our commitment to Equity is demonstrated through the Diverse Worker’s networks, equity based training, rapid response team to reject all forms of hate, Muslim worker’s network to challenge Islamophobia at the workplace and in our communities, anti-racism campaign and much more. For more information on the Equity committee, please contact Sharon Simpson –

The 2017 Recipients of the Bromley L. Armstrong Awards:
Helen Liu – Unite Here Local 75
Tyler Downey – Service Employees International Union Healthcase (SEIU)

Thank You For Your Attendance! We look forward to next year’s gala.