The Premier National Awards program for excellence in the human services sector-known as "The Oscars" of the non profit sector.
Incorporated in 2006, the Bhayana Family Foundation partners with United Ways across Canada to close the recognition gap for the human service sector. Their contributions to our society’s well-being – and to our economy – are well-documented and immense. Yet all too often, the sector and its dedicated professionals are overlooked and undervalued. Our focus is to strengthen the roots of the community-the Invisible Champions of Canadian Communities.
The United Way/Bhayana Family Foundation Awards are multi-dimensional, and honour staff in the areas of Leadership, Innovation, Dedication, Partnership, Community Building and Team Achievement. Close to 900 staff have been honoured at Award ceremonies with high profile speakers in the presence of their peer organizations. An Award Recipient remarks on the impact of the Awards:
"Winning the award has had a positive impact on the winner’s colleagues as it has recognized the staff’s hard work and achievement. In addition, it motivates the staff to work even harder to reach their full potential as well as to maintain peak performance. So winning the award has a positive impact on teamwork. Furthermore, winning the awards has enhanced the image of the organization. Overall, it is an important contributor to the success of the organization."