Bhayana Family Foundation Awards

Celebrating the unsung heroes of social change

Calling for nominations!

The commitment, leadership and creativity shown by social sector community agencies and their staff 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 (whether paid or volunteer) at United Way partners in cities across the country.

Seven individuals 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.

Nominations are now open and will close on Friday May 4, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

Please review the Nomination Guide before you begin the nomination process.

After you review the eligibility requirements, you may access the online nomination form.

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.