Outreach and Program Assistant
College-Montrose Children’s Place
Ashleigh began at College-Montrose Children’s Place as a Registered Early Childhood Education volunteer. Now as a staff member, Ashleigh’s dedication to supporting families continues at the forefront of her work.
She initiated the Nurturing Development Program to provide assistance for families who need extra support or have special needs, and co-chairs the Inclusion Resource Network. Ashleigh is fondly referred to as the Queen of Cardboard for her ability to make items for the children to use as a part of their program.
Wheelchair dependent, Ashleigh remains committed to her colleagues and clients, even if circumstances beyond her control impact her programming. She has used her personal connections with individuals and organizations to network and spread the word about this program and raised its profile in the community.
2019 Greater Toronto Bhayana Family Foundation Awards
Recognizing the extraordinary staff of United Way-funded agencies who make a difference every day.
Date: Monday, November 18, 2019
Venue: The Old Mill
Keynote: Deb Matthews, Former Deputy Premier of Ontario
Attendees: MP Julie Dzerowicz, MP Majid Jowhari, MP James Maloney, MP Maninder Sidhu, MP Arif Virani, MPP Daisy Wai, former Senator Dr. Asha Seth, former MP Harinder Malhi, former Councillor David Cohen
Local 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 local issues at United Way Greater Toronto-supported agencies.
On November 18, winners were awarded for helping and people and their communities thrive through their dedication, innovation and creativity, leadership, teamwork and partnership.