The Vitanova Foundation
Dalu developed and implemented the first opioid in-patient treatment program in Vaughan. He leads a team of ten who create community support services that enhance access to opioid treatment programs.
Dalu has initiated partnerships with more than 15 schools and agencies to provide awareness and support to individuals who are struggling with mental health and addiction. This includes a partnership with Jane Alliance Neighbourhood Services to support the recovery, health and wellbeing of individuals or families who identify with substance use, who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, or who are unable to access traditional treatment programs.
His colleagues describe him as a well-respected and much-loved community leader, passionate, and with a genuine commitment to equality and community empowerment. Through his work, Dalu has brought individuals from all ages and walks of life together and has inspired them to become agents of positive change.
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.