The Bhayana Family Foundation Awards recognize extraordinary contributions made by frontline staff who are tackling local issues at United Way Greater Toronto-supported agencies.
For the last 11 years Eva is the one, and likely the only person who has personally greeted and assisted almost every single person who walks into the agency. Many of the community that comes to the city are the most vulnerable. Sometimes they arrive in crisis which makes Eva in our lobby a frontline worker, and integral to improving the lives of Toronto’s Aboriginal community. Extra supports are often done on her own time and at her initiative, because as an Aboriginal woman, mother and community member she knows how important that feeling of comfort and belonging can be, especially for our most vulnerable community members who are struggling and more often than not, disconnected from their home communities and extended families. This is a role she takes seriously but manages with grace, honesty, humour, and strength.
Three qualities that exemplify Eva’s dedication:
- Provides exceptional service to external and internal customers
- Solid support for colleagues
- Goes above and beyond to make a significant contribution to their team, agency or community