Bhayana Family Foundation Awards

Celebrating the unsung heroes of social change

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 in Halifax were awarded $1,000 each 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.

The 2018 winners were announced at a ceremony on June 8, 2018.

2018 Winners
• Roseanna Cleveland, Take Action Society
• Trina Elliott, Boys & Girls Club of Greater Halifax
• Betty MacDonald, Society of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Nova Scotians
• Jackie Rivers, The Club Inclusion
• Vanessa Sibley, Veith House
• Michelle Webb, Family SOS
• Sara Wheler, YWCA Halifax

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.