Canadian Mental Health Association
Bev is co-executive director of our Halifax-Dartmouth branch, where she manages two social clubs. She works tirelessly to ensure the clubs have the necessary resources to operate effectively, always putting people first.
Everyone around her is inspired to work for change because Bev “walks the talk.” One minute she may be participating in a kitchen party with members of our social clubs, and the next heading to a meeting to help organize a forum about mental health concerns.
Her experience in providing person-centred care for marginalized adults living with mental illness and mental health problems has led Bev to become an advocate. She is passionate about improving our chronically underfunded and fragmented health care and addictions system, and in championing the social determinants of health.
2019 Halifax Bhayana Family Foundation Awards
Recognizing the extraordinary staff of United Way-funded agencies who make a difference every day.
Date: Monday, October 7, 2019
Venue: The Halifax Public Library
Keynote: Former Lt. Governor Myra A. Freeman CM ONS MSM
Awards Presentation: Hon. Deputy Mayor of Halifax Tony Mancini
Attendees: Hon. Gary Burrill, Leader of the NDP, MLA Susan Leblanc, MLA Tim Halman
Seven “Everyday Heroes” awarded for their meaningful impact
Every day, people across our city head out to work with Halifax’s residents who are living in poverty. They work long hours, sometimes without overtime pay, doing their best to make sure those people are cared for and get the help they need. They go above and beyond what would be expected in the private sector, they get creative and find ways to stretch small budgets and work around difficult barriers. They are the everyday heroes working on the front-line for our city’s non-profit organizations.
On October 7, with the support of the Bhayana Family Foundation, we were honoured to present seven awards to these everyday heroes making meaningful impacts in our community. Thank you to The Honourable Myra Freeman for joining us, to Deputy Mayor Tony Mancini for handing out the awards, and the other elected officials, non-profit organizations, family and friends of the award recipients.
MLA Susan LeBlanc congratulates the Bhayana Award winners in the Legislature.
Nova Scotia Minister of Community and Social Services, Kelly Regan, thanks and recognizes the 2019 Bhayana Award winners.