2022 Greater Toronto Bhayana Family Foundation Awards

Special Notes of Thanks from the 2022 Greater Toronto Bhayana Family Foundation Awards

Media Advisory: Bhayana Family Foundation Awards recognizes leaders in social service sector

November 23, 2022 (Toronto, ON) – Media are invited to a celebration of the social services sector’s leadership, partnership, dedication, innovation and creativity as the Bhayana Family Foundation Awards return on November 25 after a three-year hiatus due to Covid-19. Stories of resiliency, fortitude and innovation will be shared at the hybrid event as five team awards and 10 individual awards will be awarded to frontline employees from United Way Greater Toronto’s network of agencies who served over 2 million people last year in Peel, Toronto and York.

Date: Friday, November 25, 2022
Time: 1 to 3 p.m.
Format: Virtual via Zoom or in person for photography and videography

The awards ceremony will include:

  • A keynote address by The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion
  • Emcee Daniele Zanotti, CEO of United Way Greater Toronto
  • Remarks by Rocco Rossi, President & CEO, Ontario Chamber of Commerce and Raksha M.Bhayana of the Bhayana Family FoundationMedia interested in attending this event, please contact:Lindsay Kwan
    Communications Manager, United Way Greater Toronto lkwan@uwgt.org

Bhayana Awards
Run of Show
Times are approximate

12:15–12:30: Guests Arrive

12:30–1:00: Buffet Lunch (in person)

1:00–1:10: Zoom goes live

1:10–1:15: Daniele Zanotti (UWGT President & CEO) welcomes guests (in person and on Zoom) and introduces Hon. Minister Ahmed Hussen

1:15–1:20: Minister Ahmed Hussen speaks (via Zoom)

1:20–1:23: Daniele thanks Minister Hussen and introduces Rocco Rossi

1:23–1:26: Rocco Rossi speaks

1:26–1:28: Daniele thanks Rocco Rossi and introduces Raksha Bhayana

1:28–1:32: Raksha speaks

1:32–2:02 Daniele presents Individual awards

2:02–2:05: Daniele congratulates the individual winners and introduces impact story presenters

2:05–2:08: Impact story #1

2:08–2:11: Impact story #2

2:11–2:30: Daniele thanks speakers and introduces the Team Awards

2:30–2:33: Daniele presents closing remarks and congratulates all

2:33–3:00: Guests mingle and depart


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