Results: York Region

  • 2015 Leadership Award - York Region

    Cima Irannejad

    Demonstrate Strong Relationship Building Abilities: SHHC’s focus in the Region of York is to outreach tenants and landlords from the newcomer communities and include them in the dialogue around housing. Given  the extents of geographical and  linguistic diversity, it became necessary to find space throughout the region where members of the newcomer community congregated naturally […]

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  • 2015 Innovation Award - York Region

    Bonnie Harkness

    Introduce ideas – As the Director of Programs, she is always looking for creative ways to enhance programs while keeping costs low, while not impacting the quality of service to clients.  We have introduced (3) significant programs to our organization over the past 3 years. Enhance efficiency – She is constantly evaluating programs for their […]

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  • 2015 Dedication Award - York Region

    Cosimo Schiafone

    Cos has been employed at Vitanova since 1994. He was hired thanks to a one-year Jobs Ontario grant and became a permanent employee at the end of the grant, having shown he was always ready to do the best for Vitanova – which didn’t want to lose him! In the more than 20 years that have followed, […]

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  • 2015 Community-Building Award - York Region

    The Community HUB

    We foster a sense of common purpose by creating an innovative community based healthcare “hub” for the provision of co-ordinated, community based service delivery by three like minded community services agencies whose programs and activities compliment each other and the respective clients that we serve. The community base, healthcare “hub” model was supported by the […]

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  • 2014 Team Achievement Award - York Region

    Blue Door Shelters

    1. Our team is consistently in constant communication with one another. Each shift contributes to the success of a client’s stay through shift exchange, team meetings and case management. Specifically, when working on getting client’s housed, each team member collaborates with the housing worker and community partners to ensure each client has all the tools […]

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  • 2014 Leadership Award - York Region

    Mario So Gao

    Empower others and delegate responsibility: 1) As a Coordinator, Mario is able to not only train and provide ongoing support to staff but also empower, advice and delegate duties in a manner that leaves the staff with not only enough guidance but also room to develop their own creativity and work style. 2) Coordination and […]

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  • 2014 Innovation Award - York Region

    Lesley Sims

    Lesley came up with an idea that would raise dollars, but more importantly raise awareness around youth homelessness.  In having community leaders experience a night in the shoes of a homeless youth, she created enormous awareness around the issue.  Lesley provided leadership to our team to shape the event in a short amount of time.  […]

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  • 2014 Dedication Award - York Region

    Cindy Cepparo

    Cindy has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to the goals of the organization, if only by virtue of the fact that she was the first person hired to fill a paid position and remains Vitanova’s longest-serving employee—over 25 years. By way of example of that commitment, during that time (and particularly after receiving her MSW degree) […]

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  • 2013 Team Achievement Award - York Region

    Keegan Smith & Kristine Hoey

    Keegan and Kristine coordinate the service days that take place monthly in Stouffville and Unionville. Between them, they arrange for the facility, prepare the promotion, and staff the monthly service days. These service days have a major impact by providing service to clients in their own community. Most of these clients are elderly, so having […]

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  • 2013 Leadership Award - York Region

    Helga Sirola

    Helga joined the LDAYR in June 2008. As the Community Development and Volunteer Coordinator, she is responsible for the implementation and management of our Tutor/Volunteer program and services, further assisting the Executive Director with managerial duties. Helga also plays a role in strategic planning for the agency and is currently coordinating special events and grant […]

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