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Communitas Wins Non-Profit Of The Year Award

Communitas Supportive Care Society has won the Non-Profit Organization of the Year Award at the 25 Year Silver Jubilee Business Excellence Awards presented by the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce and The Abbotsford News. The award was presented at a sold-out event on February 10th. Karyn Santiago, chief executive officer for Communitas, received the award and said it was an honour to be nominated and to be recognized.

People are at the heart of our organization and winning this award is truly a reflection of the person-centred care that our staff provide every single day.– Karyn Santiago, CEO

“These past two years have been so difficult and yet we’ve seen our staff go above and beyond, over and over again. I am so grateful to be one part of the Communitas team and the difference we are making in the lives of others,” Santiago said.

Communitas is a faith-based, registered charity providing care in communities across British Columbia to those living with developmental disabilities, mental health challenges and acquired brain injury. The organization provides services ranging from 24-hour home-based options to skills based day programs, to respite care for families.

The sponsor for the Non-Profit Organization of the Year Award was Baker Newby LLP. Santiago recognized the other nominees in the non-profit category: Archway, Cares Counselling, King Haven Society, and Sikh Sewa International Society of Youth.

“To be nominated in such excellent company was an honour,” Santiago said. “We recognize and celebrate the excellent work that all these organizations do to make our community a healthy, vibrant, inclusive place for all people.”

Photo at top: L-R Sarah De Klein, Philanthropy and Donor Relations, Karyn Santiago, Chief Executive Officer, and Matt Dirks, Program Director

Communitas provides services for people in the Fraser Valley, Lower Mainland, and Vancouver Island.

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