Bhayana Family Foundation Awards

Celebrating the unsung heroes of social change

The commitment, leadership and creativity shown by non-profit community agencies and their employees is essential to advancing the common good, building community and neighbourhoods and creating a better region for us all.

The Bhayana Family Foundation Awards recognize extraordinary contributions made by front-line staff at United Way-funded partners in cities across the country. 2017 marks the first year the awards were given out in Halifax.
Seven individual employees were awarded $1,000 each in Halifax for their dedication, innovation and creativity, leadership, teamwork and partnership. These awards recognize the role of professional development in employee renewal and retention. In a sector where staff members go above and beyond despite limited resources, the awards are to be used by the recipients in a way that will better equip them to do their important work.

2017 Winners
• Claudette Colley – East Preston Day Care and Family Resource Centre
• Justin Eweka – The Club Inclusion
• Doug MacDonald – Ward 5
• Paul MacMillan - Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Halifax
• Justin McGarragh – The Club Inclusion
• Lillian Munroe – Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Halifax
• Sandra Weagle – The Freedom Foundation

About the Bhayana Family Foundation
The Bhayana Family Foundation Awards are made possible by a generous donation from Raksha M. Bhayana and the Bhayana Family Foundation. As a former member of United Way Toronto’s Board of Trustees, Raksha is a dedicated community volunteer and a passionate champion for the recognition of those who make a difference in our community every day. On behalf of the United Way family, we would like to express our admiration and gratitude to Raksha and the Bhayana Family Foundation.