“Don’t be afraid to be brave and tough as lawyers, but remember to always be fair and reasonable.”

-Mark Persaud

Doctor of Laws ( LL.D.) honoris causa conferred by the Law Society of Upper Canada at 2016 Convocation

Recognised by the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) as a ground-breaking lawyer as part of their Diversifying the Bar: Lawyers Make History Project ( 1941 to Present)

Canada 150 Anniversary Medal for leadership and service (2017)

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for leadership and contributions to Canada (2012)

The Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal for leadership and community service (2002)

The Osgoode Hall Law School Alumni Gold Key Public Sector Law Award (2007)

Nominee Seoul Peace Prize City of Toronto (2006)

Community Partnerships Black History Month Award for extensive community service (2003)

Jaffery International Business Association Outreach Award for contribution to the community (2002)

International Year of Volunteers recognised by the Government of Canada for outstanding service and contribution as a volunteer (2001)

Nominated and short listed in the Toronto Star for the Toronto Man of the Year title for outstanding contribution to the community (1986)

Nominated for S. Woodsworth Award for working to eliminate discrimination