Staff award honours our Manager, Family Rooms.

Sandy Yeung is the kind of person who makes you feel supported and appreciated.

She genuinely cares about the well-being of others and puts her heart into her work as the Manager of Family Rooms at RMHC Toronto. Sandy was the definition of a team player this past year, as she led the rollout of our PPE training for staff and managed the closures and re-openings of the Family Rooms.

For all these reasons and more, Sandy was recently awarded with the Anita Price Award of Excellence.

Chosen by their peers, the award is presented annually to an RMHC Toronto employee who demonstrates exemplary compassion, teamwork, and resiliency in supporting our mission of keeping families close.

The award is named after Anita Price, the inaugural recipient. Anita retired in 2018 after three decades of service to RMHC Toronto as an employee, and prior to that as a Board Director and volunteer.

Sandy’s journey at RMHC Toronto started in 2014 when she volunteered in one of the Family Rooms at Credit Valley Hospital. The opportunity to join the Family Room at SickKids as a staff member presented itself shortly after she started volunteering, so she transitioned into a part-time Duty Coordinator role. She later became the Family Room Coordinator at SickKids and held a few other roles before being promoted to her current position as Manager, Family Rooms.

“To be nominated and selected by my peers makes this award incredibly special to me, especially during a year where everyone has gone above and beyond. I have also had the privilege to work with Anita Price and know the significant impact she had on RMHC Toronto – to be given an award in her name is an honour,” says Sandy.

Sandy says in the past seven years at RMHC Toronto, she has enjoyed the privilege of working with staff, volunteers, and families at both the House and the Family Rooms.

“The absolute best part of my job is when a family is going home and visits the Family Room to share the good news and say thank you. As much as RMHC Toronto may impact families, I believe their impact on us is far greater.”

Congratulations, Sandy!