Danisha Bhaloo recognized as Outstanding Volunteer, receives Star of Alberta Volunteer Award

Danisha Bhaloo, who ran for Edmonton city council in the Ward 12 byelection, was recognized as a Star of Alberta for her work as an advocate for vulnerable youth. Ismailimail congratulates Danisha for this exceptional achievement.

The Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards recognize extraordinary Albertans whose volunteer efforts have contributed to the well-being of their community and fellow community members.

Claire Theobad for Edmonton Journal – December 5, 2016

Danisha Bhaloo, recording her name for City of Edmonton employee Robert Gagnon on Jan. 25, 2016, was recognized as a Star of Alberta for her work as an advocate for vulnerable youth, during a ceremony Monday at Government House. GREG SOUTHAM / POSTMEDIA, EDMONTON JOURNAL
Danisha Bhaloo, recording her name for City of Edmonton employee Robert Gagnon on Jan. 25, 2016, was recognized as a Star of Alberta for her work as an advocate for vulnerable youth, during a ceremony Monday at Government House. GREG SOUTHAM / POSTMEDIA, EDMONTON JOURNAL

Six Alberta volunteers were celebrated for their contributions to the community at a ceremony at Government House in Edmonton on Monday, accepting the awards from Lt.-Gov. Lois Mitchell and Ricardo Miranda, provincial minister of Culture and Tourism.

“Through their commitment, dedication and passion to make a difference, the recipients of the 2016 Stars of Alberta Volunteer Award have demonstrated outstanding community spirit. I am proud to add my voice to the voices of all Albertans as we offer a heartfelt thank you to our volunteer Stars,” said Miranda.

Danisha Bhaloo, who ran for Edmonton city council in the Ward 12 byelection, was recognized as a Star of Alberta for her work as an advocate for vulnerable youth.

Bhaloo is president of the Youth Restorative Action Project, working with youth who have caused harm while themselves struggling with complex social issues, and has appeared in court on behalf of more than 100 young offenders.

Bhaloo is a national member of the Aga Khan Youth and Sports Board of Canada, where she piloted a program to support at-risk Ismaili youth in Edmonton, and founded the Aga Khan Council for Edmonton’s Youth Empowerment Strategy program.

She also sits on the Edmonton John Howard Society and Edmonton Opera boards and is a trustee for the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Canada Foundation.

 

Read more about the people who were recognized with the Stars of Volunteer award, at Edmonton Journal http://edmontonjournal.com/news/local-news/stars-of-alberta-volunteer-awards-recognize-outstanding-people

 

Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, inter and intra faith endeavors, achievements and humanitarian works.

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