Alberta Bhayana Family Foundation Awards

Over many years the Bhayana Family Foundation has created partnerships with United Ways across Canada to recognize the extraordinary work in the non-profit sector. These 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 through leadership, innovation, partnership, and community building.

All award recipients will be invited to an in-person event to honour their success. Winners will receive a monetary award of $1,000.

Nomination Forms

Click on the drop-downs below to learn more about each award and to nominate an exceptional peer.

The purpose of this award is to recognize and reward individual employees or team who demonstrate exemplary partnership, collaboration and/or connection to community through their work.

Over the past year, ideal candidates have accomplished or demonstrated at least one of the following:

  • Dedication to working with other communities, organizations, and/or staff to create change in the community that benefits Calgarians.
  • Implementing creative and innovative community development approaches to partnership, collaboration, and/or connection.
  • Working with others to promote, implement, and refine effective solutions.
  • Fostering cross-organizational and/or cross-sectoral teamwork that impacts a particular issue.

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Please complete the following sections and click “submit” to complete your nomination.
  • Note: If you express yourself better through voice or video, the selection panel will consider voice or video-recorded submissions in addition to the nomination form, provided it is in a Windows Media compatible file format. Send the file as an attachment via email to [email protected].

Nominations are currently closed. Thank you for your interest!

The purpose of this award is to recognize and reward individual employees or teams who demonstrate exemplary innovative leadership in their work. These leaders play an exceptional role in helping others contribute to their organization and advance its mission. These leaders may have introduced new approaches or contributed innovative solutions to their organization.

Over the past year, ideal candidates or teams have accomplished or demonstrated at least one of the following:

  • Strong leadership in professional development and learning.
  • Enhancing efficiency, accuracy, or productivity in innovative ways.
  • Contributing creative ideas to address community issues within the scope of their job, department, or organization.
  • Introducing changes to improve processes or systems.
  • Challenging existing assumptions.
  • Taking calculated risks in pursuit of continuous improvement.

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Please complete the following sections and click “submit” to complete your nomination.
  • Note: If you express yourself better through voice or video, the selection panel will consider voice or video-recorded submissions in addition to the nomination form, provided it is in a Windows Media compatible file format. Send the file as an attachment via email to [email protected].

Nominations are currently closed. Thank you for your interest!

PLEASE SUBMIT BY 4:00 P.M., NOVEMBER 3, 2023

You will receive a confirmation email informing you that your nomination has been received. For any inquiries or issues, please contact [email protected].

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  • Nominations must be submitted by two colleagues of the nominee(s).
  • Nominations accepted until 4:00 p.m. on November 3, 2023.
  • Winners will be selected by a panel including staff and volunteers.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Open to all full-time and part-time staff who work at least 20 hours a week at a registered non profit social service organization that has received funding from United Way.
  • Nominations must be for achievements and activities during the 2023 year.
  • Peer-to-peer nominations only, with a focus on non-executive positions.
  • An organization can only nominate one individual or team per category.
  • An individual or team cannot be nominated in multiple categories for the same achievement.
  • Family members of nominators are ineligible.
  • Up to 5 total awards will be reserved for recipients of grassroots organizations with fewer than 20 employees or organizations representing equity deserving organizations.

Alberta Bhayana Family Foundation Awards

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