The Public Good Society
In his ten years as Community Outreach Facilitator with the Public Good Society of Dartmouth, Kevin has assisted more than 1,900 clients by connecting them with services they need to better their lives.
There are few people in downtown and north end Dartmouth who do not know him. A valued, collaborative community partner, Kevin receives calls from 211, DCS caseworkers and other non-profit staff regarding their client needs. His monthly reports are meticulous, capturing detailed data that demonstrates the impact of his work.
There is no day or time that Kevin won’t take a call from a person in need, and he always finds a way to help. He meets people wherever they are in community, wherever they feel comfortable to have a conversation. Kevin develops trusting, lasting relationships as people work toward finding employment. Individuals who felt disempowered begin to feel a sense of confidence and productivity again.
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.