Yorktown Child and Family Centre
The Jamestown-Mount Olive-Silverstone Youth Outreach Team of Yorktown Child and Family Centre has the responsibility to connect to families and youth in Rexdale, as well as promote community development. Together they demonstrate exemplary commitment to creating positive social change. The team members: Derick, Abokor and Ali are amazing individuals with boundless energy and ideas. They work as one, molding themselves to each other to enhance their effectiveness.
To quote their nominators, “One of their triumphs is in working with community partners to organize and prepare youth for job fairs and other employment opportunities within the Rexdale community. They have been successful in creating dialogue among several employment agencies in the community, and in an effort to better prepare youth for employment, hosted a series of successful workshops. Their multi-pronged approach is based on the concept that young people, with help from adult allies, have the power to change their world.”
2008 Toronto Bhayana Family Foundation Awards
Recognizing the extraordinary staff of United Way-funded agencies who make a difference every day.
The Bhayana Family Foundation Awards recognize extraordinary contributions made by staff at United Way Toronto funded agencies. They are awarded by United Way Toronto based on peer nominations received in the following three categories: dedication, innovation & creativity, and team achievement.
The dedication, creativity and team spirit shown by employees of agencies funded by United Way Toronto is essential to advancing the common good, community and neighbourhood building, and creating a better city for us all.
These awards are made possible by a generous donation from Raksha M. Bhayana and the Bhayana Family Foundation.