Simon Kalkstein

Simon Kalkstein

2019 Dedication Award - Greater Toronto

Social Worker

Jewish Family and Child

Nominator Comments:

Simon has been with Jewish Family and Child Services for 45 years, and provides financial assistance on behalf of the organization to clients. He is well-known for his ability to deal with the frequent crises in his clients’ lives with a calm, clear thinking and practical approach that focuses on solving problems.

Simon is relentless and tenacious in his commitment to serve the most vulnerable and disenfranchised, and no task is too small for him. When necessary, Simon will visit a client at home, in hospital, in a shelter or jail to solve a pressing issue or provide some form of relief.

Simon is known for his humility and his intelligence, and he brings comfort to those around him.

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