Mississauga Resident Haya Khan Receives Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers

Haya Khan poses for a selfie with Her Honourable Edith Dumont, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario after receiving the prestigious Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers (photo contributed)

Mississauga, Ontario – In a ceremony held at the Legislative Assembly of Ontario on March 1, 2024, Mississauga resident Haya Khan was honored with the prestigious Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers. The award, presented by Her Honourable Edith Dumont, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, recognizes exceptional volunteer contributions by young individuals aged 15 to 24, emphasizing their significant impact on local communities and the province at large.

Haya Khan, an international human rights advocate, is the founder of the not-for-profit organization “HayaHelps.” Through this initiative, she has dedicated herself to delivering global humanitarian aid focused on critical areas such as water, sanitation, and healthcare. Khan’s remarkable efforts have resulted in the construction of solar panel water wells and the positive transformation of over 100,000 marginalized lives.

“I am deeply honored to receive the Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers,” said Haya Khan. “This recognition is a testament to the collective efforts of everyone involved in the HayaHelps initiative. It reaffirms our commitment to making a meaningful difference in the lives of those in need.”

Beyond her humanitarian endeavors, Khan is known for her sustainable “EmpowHER” program, which aims to destigmatize mental health and provide support for refugee women coping with trauma. Through psycho-social rehabilitation, entrepreneurial training, and financial literacy initiatives, Khan has empowered countless individuals to overcome adversity and thrive.

“I am incredibly proud of Haya’s achievements,” said Al Squire, a community leader and supporter of Khan’s work. “She is an inspiration to us all, demonstrating the profound impact that one individual can have on the world through compassion and dedication.”

Haya Khan’s recognition by the Government of Canada highlights the significance of her contributions both locally and internationally. As a resident of Mississauga, Khan has made her community proud with her unwavering commitment to serving others and creating positive change.

With the Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers serving as a testament to her dedication, Haya Khan continues to be a beacon of hope and inspiration for individuals of all ages, reminding us of the power of kindness and the importance of giving back to those in need.

For more information about Haya Khan and her humanitarian efforts, visit HayaHelps.

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