Results: 2014

  • 2014 Team Achievement Award - Toronto

    Caixia Qian

    The Mentorship Program team is recognized for its remarkable efforts to help newcomers find employment through one-on-one speed-match mentoring and networking opportunities. A new outdoor recreation program introduced by the team last year has also been a great success. The energy and enthusiasm of the team has had a positive impact on the entire agency.

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  • 2014 Team Achievement Award - Toronto

    Denise Phillips

    The Community Design Initiative is a truly unique and inspiring collaboration between architects, artists, urban planners, academics, Storefront agency staff and residents of Toronto’s Kingston-Galloway Orton Park community. This diverse group of partners joined forces to re-imagine Storefront’s interior and exterior spaces. This incredible collaboration has transformed the agency—and the neighbourhood—by creating community, recreational and […]

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  • 2014 Partnership Award - Toronto

    Chantel Espanola and Mireya Arrechea

    Chantel and Mireya are recognized for their work as program coordinators with their agency’s ON YOUR MARK tutoring and mentoring initiative. By partnering with school boards, universities and a network of volunteers, the pair have worked tirelessly to ensure young people in local Portuguese and Spanish-speaking communities have access to the supports they need to […]

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  • 2014 Partnership Award - Toronto

    Cuthbert Duncan

    A wide range of initiatives have benefited from Cutty’s energy and leadership. These include the York Youth Coalition—a network of youth-serving organizations with substantial representation from young people—and a partnership between United Way Toronto and Irving Tissue that will create education-to-employment pipelines for young people in Weston-Mount Dennis.

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  • 2014 Leadership Award - Toronto

    Agazi Afewerki

    Agazi is recognized for his continuous attempts at finding innovative solutions for community residents. He is a true community leader who understands the unique challenges and opportunities faced by Regent Park residents. The Youth Empowering Parents program, initiated by Agazi and a friend, has contributed nearly 20,000 volunteer hours and provided participants with valuable English […]

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  • 2014 Leadership Award - Toronto

    Corina John

    Corina is recognized for her incredible ability to build and maintain strong working relationships, empower others and delegate responsibility. She is a valuable and treasured community resource who is equally skilled at working with children and parents and has become a trusted child development expert among local principals and teachers.

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  • 2014 Leadership Award - Toronto

    Garfield Bembridge

    Garfield is recognized for being a true leader; an agent of change, a mentor; a coach and a clinician. In addition to his numerous duties at the agency, he dedicates a large amount of time and energy for the sole purpose of maintaining and improving mental health for both clients and staff.

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  • 2014 Leadership Award - Toronto

    Mike Valkama

    Mike is a visionary who motivates everyone he works with. His relentless commitment to the healthcare sector and the community make him the ideal recipient of this award. As CANE’s chief operating officer, he is recognized for steering his agency through a remarkable period of change, which includes the introduction of advanced technology and a […]

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  • 2014 Innovation Award - Toronto

    Dana Borrie

    Dana is recognized for infusing her work with innovative thinking and a deep desire to best serve clients. She consistently contributes creative ideas and engages others to do the same. She recognized an opportunity to create a more inclusive environment for staff and LGBTQ clients at the agency and also identified the need for a […]

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  • 2014 Innovation Award - Toronto

    Ranjith Kulatilake

    Ranjith is recognized for his work creating a welcoming space for LGBTQ newcomers at his agency. Thanks to his “out-of-the-box” attitude and his ability to think up relevant and engaging topics, nearly 1,000 people have attended his weekly workshops since July 2013. Ranjith’s pioneering work coordinating settlement services for LGBTQ newcomers has also become recognized […]

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