News & Media

  • Videos

    Invisible Champions

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

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    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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  • Events

    Upcoming Events – Postponed

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the United Way of Calgary/Bhayana Family Foundation Award Ceremony, originally scheduled for May 27th, 2020, will be rescheduled. More details to come.

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    United Way Centraide Profiles the Bhayana Family Foundation Awards

    Incorporated in 2006, the Bhayana Family Foundation partners with United Ways across Canada to close the recognition gap for the human service sector. Their contributions to our society’s well-being  – and to our economy – are well-documented and immense. Yet all too often, the sector and its dedicated professionals are overlooked and undervalued. Our focus is to […]

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    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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    York Region.com profiles a United Way Greater Toronto/Bhayana Family Foundation 2019 Award Recipient Renee Flannery

    Richmond Hill woman fights stigma, pain of learning disabilities Renee Flannery knew something was not right with her son, Michel.  Learning to walk and ride a bicycle took him a long time.  In nursery school, learning the days of the week and colours was difficult for him.RELATED CONTENT So, Flannery got Michel tested for a learning […]

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    Article by CBC online journalist Elizabeth Chiu on 2019 United Way Halifax/Bhayana Family Foundation Award Recipient Jessie Dale

    Halifax woman brings seniors, newcomers together through food When Jessie Dale saw a need to provide fresh, affordable produce to low-income seniors in Halifax who had a tough time getting around, she knew she needed to act. She started handing out her cellphone number to seniors to place their orders. Then she turned to newcomers, Syrian and Middle Eastern youth, […]

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    ImagineACity Blog – Discovering the “unsung heroes” of our community an interview with Raksha M. Bhayana

    Discovering the “unsung heroes” of our community We often talk about the importance of a strong social safety net, or a circle of care that surrounds all of us—ensuring everyone has the help they need, when they need it and where they live. It’s this web of social supports, things like newcomer language services, mental health […]

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  • Videos

    MPP Sara Singh gives shout-out to St. Leonard’s Place Peel

    Brampton Centre MPP Sara Singh recognizes the tremendous work of the two 2019 Bhayana Award winners at St. Leonard’s Place Peel, an agency that serves vulnerable people “with grace and… dignity.”

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    Councillor Josh Matlow thanks winners for “remarkable service”

    Ward 12 Councillor, Josh Matlow, expresses deep gratitude to all 2019 Bhayana Award winners in the City of Toronto: “You make our city stronger, you support residents, their quality of life.”

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    Hon. Michael Tibollo says thank you for “incredible impacts”

    Ontario’s first Associate Minister of Mental Health & Addictions congratulates 2019 Bhayana Award winners for “selflessly helping others” in their work at United Way-supported agencies and “going above and beyond… day in and day out.”

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We are calling for a Day of Recognition for the Invisible Champions in our communities.

It is time for the larger Canadian community to join in and be inspired by the passion, ingenuity and commitment of the human service sector.

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