Maryamm Himid receiving award

Maryamm Himid

2019 Leadership Award - Greater Toronto

Community Access Program Coordinator


Nominator Comments:

For nine years, Maryamm has inspired and encouraged her team at Sistering/PARC to grow their work, challenge themselves and achieve their individual and professional goals.

Maryamm coordinates a Community Access Program that provides participants from diverse and intersecting identities a place to feel safe, comfortable, secure, and welcome. Maryamm clearly communicates program values, and instills them in her colleagues to provide an exceptional and comprehensive service for clients.

She is a teacher and mentor who always looks across, encouraging the respectful celebration of many culturally diverse activities. Most recently, she coordinated an Indigenous Cultural Safety Training Program to deepen an understanding of Indigenous values and culture, and improve the experience of Indigenous and newcomer clients.

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