Senior Session Leader
The Club Inclusion
In the words of her award nominator, “Kari makes you feel like you are never a problem, it’s never a burden, and she absolutely will do whatever she can for you.”
Kari has been a volunteer and a staff member at The Club Inclusion where she leads programs that are inclusive, safe and joyful for people with a wide range of abilities and life experiences.
She always contributes creative ideas, such as an arts program that included people who have very limited motor skills, those who don’t use language to communicate, and people with different attention spans and understanding.
She has incredible professionalism and takes great care to give individual attention to members of The Club. Whether respectfully supporting someone with their personal care needs, leading a group discussion, training staff, or running a nutrition program, Kari ensures everyone is included. She has helped The Club Inclusion become what it is today.
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.