Bhayana Family Foundation Awards

Celebrating the unsung heroes of social change

Now calling for nominations!

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 will be given out in Halifax.

Seven individual employees will be 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.

Please review the Nomination Guide before you begin the nomination process.
After you review the eligibility requirements, you may click below to access the online nomination form.
Nominations will close on Friday April 28, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.


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.