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    Invisible Champions

    View some of our Invisible Champions from United Way-supported agencies in Greater Toronto, Lower Mainland and Halifax.

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    Raksha M. Bhayana speaks to the Senate Committee

    Raksha M. Bhayana speaks to the Senate Committee on the Charitable Sector about creating a National Day of Recognition (18:37-18:45).

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  • Blog

    Nova Scotia Makes Canadian History: Canada’s First Day of Recognition for the Nonprofit Sector

    It was a day to remember. On October 14, the trailblazing Province of Nova Scotia created Canadian history when the Hon. Premier Stephen McNeil proclaimed that day as a Day of Recognition for the Nonprofit Sector. It was a first for our country. Nova Scotia’s Former Lt. Governor, Myra Freeman, raised the commemorative flag at […]

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  • News

    Press Release: Nova Scotia takes the leadership by proclaiming the first-ever Recognition Day for The Invisible Champions of the Nonprofit Sector!

    Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Day of recognition and awards acknowledge strength of nonprofit sector Awards aim to shed light on Nova Scotia’s invisible Champions October 14, 2020, HALIFAX – Nova Scotia is the first province in the country to mark a Day of Recognition for the Nonprofit Sector. Today, the flags of Province House […]

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    Greetings from Hon. MPP Gila Martow

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  • Events

    Save the Date October 14 2020. Live/Virtual Celebration Province House Halifax Nova Scotia

    Province of Nova Scotia and The Bhayana Family Foundation/ United Ways of Nova Scotia/Community Sector  Council of Nova Scotia celebrate the  Frontline Champions Awards Ceremony

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    Congratulatory video from John Tory, Mayor of Toronto

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  • News

    RBC – Celebrating the “invisible champions” in our communities

    They come from all walks of life and different parts of the world. They carry with them a rich tapestry of personal experiences and they all pursue the same goal: to improve the lives of the people in their community, especially the vulnerable and the marginalized. They’re social services professionals, whose unfailing dedication has transformed […]

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  • News

    Philanthropic Foundations of Canada shares news about UW/BFF and adds videos to their Newsletter January 2020

    BHAYANA FAMILY FOUNDATION: CELEBRATING THE INVISIBLE CHAMPIONS PFC member, Bhayana Family Foundation, has partnered with CharityVillage and the United Way to celebrate the invisible Everyday Heroes of the social services sector and bring their stories to light. Together they travelled across Canada to capture their stories on camera and create a series of video biographies […]

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  • Events

    United Way Greater Toronto Bhayana Family Foundation Awards November 18 2019

    News Release LOCAL COMMUNITY CHANGE MAKERS CELEBRATED. It’s a sector that reinforces crucial community safety net, but the people working the front-lines of the GTA’s community agencies don’t often get the public appreciation they so deserve. The Bhayana Family Foundation Awards recognize extraordinary contributions made by frontline staff and middle managers who are tackling #UNIGNORABLE […]

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  • Events

    United Way Halifax Bhayana Family Foundation Awards October 7 2019

    “Celebrating the unsung heroes of social change” “In 2018 and 2019, 14 individuals in Halifax were awarded $1,000 each for their dedication, innovation and creativity, leadership, teamwork and partnership. These awards recognize the role of professional development in employee renewal and retention. In a sector where staff members go above and beyond despite limited resources, […]

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Canada’s First Day of Recognition for the NonProfit Sector!

Nova Scotia takes the lead in Canada to honour its Nonprofit Sector!

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