Planned Parenthood Toronto
As a community health promoter, Michele presents external workshops on healthy sexuality to diverse communities of youth. She developed the Bust Tha Myth workshops – engaging young men on topics that interest them (like basketball, music, video games, etc.) and then discussing healthy relationships, male roles and masculinity, HIV, sexually transmitted infections, safer sex, and homophobia – all intended to enhance their knowledge and encourage them to think proactively about their health and the health of others.
To quote her nominators, “Michele is an innovative, creative and inspirational colleague. She has enhanced our assumptions about what we thought we knew about working with young men and encouraged us to think of things differently. I have watched her research different approaches to health promotion with young men and seen how her dedication and desire to positively impact young men’s health and well being have improved the quality of her work and the work of the agency.”
2008 Toronto Bhayana Family Foundation Awards
Recognizing the extraordinary staff of United Way-funded agencies who make a difference every day.
The Bhayana Family Foundation Awards recognize extraordinary contributions made by staff at United Way Toronto funded agencies. They are awarded by United Way Toronto based on peer nominations received in the following three categories: dedication, innovation & creativity, and team achievement.
The dedication, creativity and team spirit shown by employees of agencies funded by United Way Toronto is essential to advancing the common good, community and neighbourhood building, and creating a better city for us all.
These awards are made possible by a generous donation from Raksha M. Bhayana and the Bhayana Family Foundation.