Yellow Brick House
Lori began her journey with Yellow Brick House as a volunteer and since joining their staff team over a decade ago, she has managed the properties at three locations, ensuring the grass gets cut, the plumbing works, security cameras are running, walls are repaired and painted, furniture is moved, and appliances are repaired. Lori builds and maintains strong relationships with volunteers, ensures clients receive clothing from our warehouse inventory, and donations of food and toys are sorted, stored, and distributed. This spring, she was instrumental in having a garden planted at one of the shelters, and now the shelter cook has fresh herbs and vegetables to use in meal preparations.
Throughout the pandemic, Lori was the primary contact with general contractors to oversee major renovations to both shelters as the space was reconfigured to accommodate Public Health physical distancing requirements. This contribution was instrumental in allowing Yellow Brick House to remain open to clients when some other shelters were closing their doors. Throughout the chaos that sometimes occurs, Lori always has a positive attitude and is willing to assist wherever and whenever she sees a need.
Lori is selfless, empathetic and gives her whole heart with what she does to help so many women and children improve their lives. Lori inspires everyone around her to do more, try harder, be better and that is a gift that helps us be the leaders in our fight against violence against women and children.
2022 Greater Toronto Bhayana Family Foundation Awards
Recognizing the extraordinary staff of United Way-funded agencies who make a difference every day.
Special Notes of Thanks from the 2022 Greater Toronto Bhayana Family Foundation Awards
Media Advisory: Bhayana Family Foundation Awards recognizes leaders in social service sector
November 23, 2022 (Toronto, ON) – Media are invited to a celebration of the social services sector’s leadership, partnership, dedication, innovation and creativity as the Bhayana Family Foundation Awards return on November 25 after a three-year hiatus due to Covid-19. Stories of resiliency, fortitude and innovation will be shared at the hybrid event as five team awards and 10 individual awards will be awarded to frontline employees from United Way Greater Toronto’s network of agencies who served over 2 million people last year in Peel, Toronto and York.
Date: Friday, November 25, 2022
Time: 1 to 3 p.m.
Format: Virtual via Zoom or in person for photography and videography
The awards ceremony will include:
- A keynote address by The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion
- Emcee Daniele Zanotti, CEO of United Way Greater Toronto
- Remarks by Rocco Rossi, President & CEO, Ontario Chamber of Commerce and Raksha M.Bhayana of the Bhayana Family FoundationMedia interested in attending this event, please contact:Lindsay Kwan
Communications Manager, United Way Greater Toronto email@example.com
Run of Show
Times are approximate
12:15–12:30: Guests Arrive
12:30–1:00: Buffet Lunch (in person)
1:00–1:10: Zoom goes live
1:10–1:15: Daniele Zanotti (UWGT President & CEO) welcomes guests (in person and on Zoom) and introduces Hon. Minister Ahmed Hussen
1:15–1:20: Minister Ahmed Hussen speaks (via Zoom)
1:20–1:23: Daniele thanks Minister Hussen and introduces Rocco Rossi
1:23–1:26: Rocco Rossi speaks
1:26–1:28: Daniele thanks Rocco Rossi and introduces Raksha Bhayana
1:28–1:32: Raksha speaks
1:32–2:02 Daniele presents Individual awards
2:02–2:05: Daniele congratulates the individual winners and introduces impact story presenters
2:05–2:08: Impact story #1
2:08–2:11: Impact story #2
2:11–2:30: Daniele thanks speakers and introduces the Team Awards
2:30–2:33: Daniele presents closing remarks and congratulates all
2:33–3:00: Guests mingle and depart