Bhayana Family Foundation Award
Fred Peters, Board Chair, CANES Community Care (Middle left)
Gord Gunning, CEO, CANES Community Care (Middle right)
Susan McIsaac, CEO, United Way Toronto (far right)
The purpose of the Leadership Award is to recognize and reward employees who demonstrate exemplary leadership capabilities and consistently achieve superior, team-based results. These leaders play an exceptional role in helping others contribute to their organization and advance its mission.
As CEO for CANES Community Care, Gordon Gunning is in a position where part of his role is to empower others and delegate that fosters responsibility. However, he does in it such a way where he has much respect from all of his colleagues and personnel. He is very encouraging to all of his staff and colleagues — this goes from frontline workers to Board members. He takes time to know his staff and ensures their hard work is recognized. He has also lead the agency in successfully attaining accreditation standards, ushered in a new way of doing business and partnering by securing a joint venture agreement with two other organizations. This enhanced service delivery of care services and capacity to seniors in an every expanding market place within the Greater Toronto Region. These are just some of Gordon’s recent accomplishments. To quote his nominators, “With his great sense of business aptitude and great respect he has for all of his employees, he is truly wonderful and a hard worker who is dedicated to the success of CANES Community Care. He is great spirited and has exemplary management capabilities and consistently achieves superior based results. His dedication to provide the highest quality of services is truly an inspiration that many of this colleagues and staff have adopted.”