Fatima has worked for The Calgary Drop In Centre for quite a few years as a Case Manager however at the beginning of the pandemic, she realized that her knowledge and education in Health Care would be required. She, like so many of us over the last year, pivoted away from her position with the Housing team and joined the growing Health Services team at The Calgary Drop In. She was absolutely instrumental in the design and set up of the overflow shelter health service delivery model for the DI and once the program was running smoothly, she returned to the main building to provide her expertise and leadership to the newly formed team. She worked tirelessly to ensure early intervention and isolation as positive cases present to the DI, while always coaching those around her to be kind, compassionate, and respectful of our clients. Without Fatima, the DI’s quick response and outbreak management during this pandemic would not have been nearly as successful. In the absence of formal leadership, Fatima took on a large role and excelled. She helped newer health care workers feel safe at work in uncertain times, trained them how to keep others safe, and lead fearlessly.
2020 Bhayana and Agency Appreciation Awards
Recognizing the extraordinary staff of United Way-funded agencies who make a difference every day.
Note: The pandemic led to Special Covid Awards being designated. If awarded, they are marked with a (C) in the Table above.
The 2020 Bhayana and Agency Appreciation Awards
Date: Thursday, May 6, 2021
Venue: Virtual event
Remarks: Hon. Rajan Sawhney, Minister of Community and Social Services, Dr. Verna Yiu, CEO of Alberta Health Services.
MC: Wakefield Brewster, A Poet and Spoken Word Artist. Elder Crowshoe opened the Awards Ceremony with a beautiful prayer.
Attendees: Hon. Minister McIver, MLAs Matt Jones Stephanie Kusie Greg McLean,Jeremy Nixon Tanya Fir, Councillors Farkas, Chahal, Gondek
Every day, agencies and community leaders support our most vulnerable people and our communities to ensure that no one is left behind.
2020 Bhayana and Agency Appreciation Awards recognizes the initiatives, organizations, and staff for the work they do.
Whether it’s creating partnerships, generating innovative solutions for inclusive environments, or supporting initiatives focused on mental health, poverty reduction, or basic needs, these invisible champions are there to strengthen our communities.