Results: 2022

  • 2022 Dedication Award - Greater Toronto

    Amanda Hadidia

    As a front-line social work specialist with the Financial Empowerment team at WoodGreen Community Services, Amanda works tirelessly to help people who are living in poverty to overcome financial crises, achieve financial goals and improve their stability and wellness. She approaches each client with humility, empathy, curiosity, and sensitivity to the multitude of intersectional barriers that […]

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  • 2022 Innovation & Creativity Award - Greater Toronto

    Tejal Solanki

    For more than 12 years, Tejal has been a Youth Mentoring Coach for COSTI Vaughan’s Employment Team. During the pandemic, she took on the additional role of Regional Coordinator of the netWORKS program, a program that works with four United Way agencies to provide networking and mentoring services to help young adults facing multiple barriers […]

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  • 2022 Innovation & Creativity Award - Greater Toronto

    Juno Zavitz

    In January of 2021, Juno (they/them) co-founded a new initiative to respond to the burnout, trauma and grief experienced by frontline workers and community helpers in the overdose/drug poisoning crisis in Toronto. This initiative is the first of its kind – delivering wellness and support services, training and crisis response to the frontlines. Part of […]

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  • 2022 Partnership Award - Greater Toronto

    Madhuri Payidiparty

    At the start of the pandemic, we mobilized to address gaps that our member organizations indicated they did not have capacity to address. This resulted in Volunteer MBC taking on a more significant level of frontline service. Our Continuum of Care project involves coordination with several organizations in the supply and demand of emergency response […]

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  • 2022 Partnership Award - Greater Toronto

    Jules Montgomery

    As the Coordinator of The Corner Drop-In serves at The Neighbourhood Group Community Services , Jules works tirelessly to service and maintain supports for the most vulnerable community, those who are homeless, facing mental health and substance use challenges, living in deep poverty and coping with various forms of marginalization at a time when many […]

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  • 2022 Innovative Leadership Award - Alberta

    Chelsea Nergard

    Chelsea Nergard is the Empower U/Financial Literacy Facilitator at the Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women where she teaches financial training through ATB to women who want to change their lives. She leads the class through a cultural lens with Indigenous knowledge while understanding the challenges that Indigenous women face. She is passionate about […]

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  • 2022 Innovative Leadership Award - Alberta

    Hannah Weir

    Hannah Weir works alongside the police and the City of Edmonton to get everyone in the community involved and create projects that continue to thrive after she has supported the community in its development. Hannah created a food pantry service for the community where she works. She found a local church and got the Food […]

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  • 2022 Innovative Leadership Award - Alberta

    The Boreal Team

    The Boreal Team targets vulnerable youth experiencing housing instability within the social service sector and offers intensive support to youth, enabling them to make their own decisions while promoting healthy boundaries and habits. The team also works with Trellis Society, community resource officers, the Police and Crisis Team, probation officers, Circle Keepers, and local businesses […]

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  • 2022 Innovative Leadership Award - Alberta

    Nikki Houde

    As a Success Coach at the Family Centre in Edmonton, Nikki Houde supports schools and vulnerable youth through the All In for Youth program. She spearheaded a pedestrian bridge with the City of Edmonton to showcase her school’s artwork on a pedestrian bridge and highlight Indigenous artwork. Nikki has also created partnerships so that the […]

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  • 2022 Innovative Leadership Award - Alberta

    Jennifer Morrison

    Jennifer is the Lead Learning Designer and Strategist at InceptionU and a pivotal leader in designing and reshaping project-based learning. She works directly with industry experts to create an exceptional learning environment that is relevant and purposeful. She brings an authentic and thoughtful approach to leadership, but equally a willingness to continually learn.

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