SEIU wins big at the York Region Labour Awards

 “I did it because I wanted to help people in the GTA,” says Sirena, “We think about people outside of our country, but there are needs within our own neighborhood. We don’t have to go outside to find people who need help. We can find some in our own backyard. Anyone can do it”.

Sirena started collecting in June of 2012 and by September, she was able to deliver 20 boxes of supplies to Yellow Brick House.

“These awards show the community that our members go well beyond the good work they do as workers in various healthcare sectors,” says Tyler Downey, SEIU’s Director of Member Engagement. “Our members are people who genuinely care about the general well-being of others. Sirena's initiative to help others is something that SEIU is proud to support, and we encourage other members to look for opportunities to help their community and give back, just like Sirena has.”

SEIU’s very own Secretary Treasurer, Cathy Carroll, also walked away with an award. Cathy took home the United Way Activist Award for her dedication and efforts with the United Way and in the labour world.

For the second straight year, SEIU’s organizing department took home an award for the “Newly Organized Workplaces” for organizing 350 community care workers of Vita Community Living Services.

To view pictures from the event, check out SEIU’s Flickr Page below.