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Bhayana Family Foundaiton Awards. Celebrating the roots of our community.

Nominations for the Bhayana Family Foundation Awards are now closed. Thank you for your submissions!

The Bhayana Family Foundation Awards recognize extraordinary contributions made by staff who work at United Way Toronto & York Region-supported agencies. These awards showcase the remarkable dedication, creativity and team spirit that is essential to creating stronger communities across our region.

These awards are made possible by a generous donation from Madan and Raksha M. Bhayana and the Bhayana Family Foundation.

Nominations for each type of award (Individual, Team and Organization) may be made in the following categories. Click the links below to the download nomination form(s):


Dedication (Word .docx)

Innovation & Creativity (Word .docx)

Leadership (Word .docx)

Partnership (Word .docx)


Team Achievement (Word .docx)


Innovation & Creativity (Word .docx)

Partnership (Word .docx)

Nomination instructions:

  • Completed nomination forms must be submitted by email to awards@uwgt.org no later than Monday, December 12, 2016, at 5 p.m.
  • Nominations are open to all permanent or contract agency staff working at least 20-hours-per-week at agencies supported by United Way Toronto & York Region.
  • Achievements must cover the time period from August 2015 to September 2016
  • The nominee must have worked at the agency since August 2015 and must still be employed there at the time of nomination
  • Previous Bhayana award winners cannot be nominated
  • An individual cannot be nominated in multiple categories
  • * N.B. For individual awards, recipients are required to use a portion of their monetary prize to support professional development goals. Team and organizational award recipients are required to use the full amount of their monetary reward for professional development.