Officer Jasdeep Bajwa - Nomination

1. Mr. Bajwa was part of the organizing committee of a group called SEVA family walk and picnic at the Queensway Carleton Hospital. They raised more than $80,000 for the Acute Care for Elderly unit being built at Queensway Carleton Hospital. Over 700 people attended this event including mayor of Ottawa and Indian High Commissioner.

2. Mr. Bajwa recognized the need of awareness on various social issues and build communication gap between the social service agencies and members of the South Asian community. Mr. Bajwa has been instrumental in forming a group of volunteers called as Ottawa Punjabi Social Services and working closely with various stake holders in dealing with the issues relating to mental health, drugs, youth issues, domestic violence, seniors abuse etc. 

3. Mr. Bajwa have been working for the past few years on raising awareness on Violence Against Women. He has prepared presentations and organized awareness sessions for various community organizations such as Ottawa Sikh Society, Ottawa Sikh Academy, India Canada Association and Ottawa Sikh Community Services. This has resulted in many females in the community coming forward to report the abuse they have been taking for several years. This ultimately has changed many lives.

Daljit Nirman - Ottawa