Community Access Program Coordinator
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.
2019 Greater Toronto Bhayana Family Foundation Awards
Recognizing the extraordinary staff of United Way-funded agencies who make a difference every day.
Date: Monday, November 18, 2019
Venue: The Old Mill
Keynote: Deb Matthews, Former Deputy Premier of Ontario
Attendees: MP Julie Dzerowicz, MP Majid Jowhari, MP James Maloney, MP Maninder Sidhu, MP Arif Virani, MPP Daisy Wai, former Senator Dr. Asha Seth, former MP Harinder Malhi, former Councillor David Cohen
Local Change Makers Celebrated
It’s a sector that reinforces crucial community safety net, but the people working the front-lines of the GTA’s community agencies don’t often get the public appreciation they so deserve. The Bhayana Family Foundation Awards recognize extraordinary contributions made by frontline staff and middle managers who are tackling #UNIGNORABLE local issues at United Way Greater Toronto-supported agencies.
On November 18, winners were awarded for helping and people and their communities thrive through their dedication, innovation and creativity, leadership, teamwork and partnership.