The Bhayana Family Foundation Awards recognize frontline heroes of United Way Greater Toronto’s network of social service agencies – the people who worked flat-out to meet urgent needs in our communities during the unprecedented crisis of the pandemic. Individuals and teams are awarded for their extraordinary efforts, specifically dedication, innovation & creativity, leadership, partnership and teamwork.
The 2022 award winners are:
This award recognizes employees who are dedicated to the mission, values and goals of their agency and go above and beyond what is expected of them.
|Amanda Hadida |
WoodGreen Community Services
|Andrea Desa-Mondano |
Youth Without Shelter
|Shashi Parth |
Punjabi Community Health Services
Innovation & Creativity: $3,000
This award recognizes employees who contribute innovative solutions to their organization by looking for new ways to achieve shared goals.
|Juno Zavitz |
Breakaway Community Services
|Tejal Solanki |
This award recognizes employees who demonstrate exemplary leadership capabilities and consistently achieve superior, team-based results.
|Deborah Jules |
Christie Ossington Neighbourhood Centre
|Junior Taylor |
|Lori MacLeod |
Yellow Brick House
This award recognizes employees who make outstanding contributions to their broader community. They do so by recognizing, engaging in, and maximizing relationships with key external stakeholders, such as residents, other agencies, businesses and funders.
|Jules Montgomery |
The Neighbourhood Group
|Madhuri Payidiparty |
Team Achievement: $7,000*
This award recognizes teams that demonstrate commitment to success through excellent and consistent performance.
Ensuring Service Continuity to Vulnerable Adults Team
|Jessica Noftle||Lilanie Soriano||Lina Melchiorre||Maria Bove|
|Maria Rea||Rachel Perricciolo||Sabrina De Freitas||Vicki Douangphachanh|
Food Systems Initiative Frontline Team
East Scarborough Storefront
|Clarence Snow||Desrene Cole||Krystyne Gunnis|
Rural Employment Initiative Team
Newcomer Centre of Peel
|Manjula Gopal||Neil Harris||Tetyana Maksymenko|
Times Change Women’s Employment Service
|Cynthia Downey||Karen Hoffmann-Zak||Kary McIntosh||Shiva Maleki|
Culturally Competent Recovery College Team
Hong Fook Mental Health Association
|Alan Lam||Cecilia Yung||Cici Ho||Clara Lee|
|Derek Du||Elsa Chu||Emillie Nguyen||Erica Wan|
|Hearan Jin||Jade Zhang||Jason Wong||John Huang|
|Joseph Shan||Julia Mo||Katie Chen||Kim Nguyen|
|Kitty Wong||Kyeong Won Tack||Linda Wen||Liping Peng|
|Mei Cai||Michael Wong||Mony Mok||Moshe Sakal|
|Na Young Suh||Quoc Truong||Rita No||Sandy Koo|
|Sauwai Cheung||Sha Sha Shen||Soyeon Kang||Sunny Siu|
|Tweety Yuen||Van Truong||Vicky Liu||Zita Long|
* Winners of the Team Achievement award are required to use their award for professional development. The type and focus of this development is to be determined by the team and must include all members.
The 2022 Bhayana Awards Winners
Meet the recipients of the 2022 Bhayana Family Foundation Awards and learn about their remarkable work in the community.