Calgary, Alberta

Congratulations to our 2020 Bhayana and Agency Award recipients!

Every day, agencies and community leaders support our most vulnerable people and our communities to ensure that no one is left behind.

Whether it’s creating partnerships, generating innovative solutions for inclusive environments, or supporting initiatives focused on mental health, poverty reduction, or basic needs, you’re there to strengthen our communities.

Congratulations to our 2020 Bhayana and Agency Award recipients!

To recognize the value of our frontline workers and agencies, we are proud to celebrate the Bhayana Family Foundation and Agency Appreciation Awards to thank and celebrate these individuals who have shown their dedication to our community.

The Bhayana Family Foundation Awards are made possible by a generous donation from Raksha M. Bhayana and the Bhayana Family Foundation. As a former member of United Way Toronto’s Board of Trustees, Raksha is a dedicated community volunteer and a passionate champion for the recognition of staff who make a difference in the community every day.

Community Building Award

This award recognizes and rewards individual employees and/or teams who have demonstrated dedication to community building.

  • A self-less, dedicated community worker, activist, and mother of 2, Adanech implemented the RAVE Project which supports 23 grass root organizations
  • The RAVE program (which stands for: Response Advocate & Volunteer Engagement) is an emergency response program that addresses the impact of COVID-19 on ethno-cultural communities.
  • With a compassionate heart for those who are struggling to make ends meet, Adi can often be found organizing fundraising initiatives, coordinating volunteers, and driving around the city to deliver goods to those in needs.
  • She spends hours on the phone connecting single moms, dads, and new immigrants who are struggling to make ends meet to government and or charity organizations


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