Congratulations to Rahila Chughtai, Co-Chair, Children’s Treatment Network (CTN) Family Engagement Council (FEC) and CTN Family Mentor on being one of the recipients of the Town of Richmond Hill’s Volunteer Achievement Award.
Each year, National Volunteer Week takes place in April to thank millions of Canadian volunteers. In celebration of this event, CTN put forward a nomination to the Town of Richmond Hill to recognize Rahila as one of our most outstanding volunteers for her efforts with the CTN FEC, as one of our Family Mentors and as an advocate for inclusion in the community. Rahila has been a champion for families who have children with special needs. As a mentor and FEC member, she has been instrumental in connecting parents in the community to valuable resources and programs for their children with autism. She’s also helped to share information about how to make the community more inclusive for kids of all needs and abilities.
Rahila is an enthusiastic volunteer in her local community and has helped bring many CTN projects to fruition. She has been an engaged and passionate volunteer with CTN for 6 years in the following volunteer roles:
- Member and Co-Chair of the Family Engagement Council
- Member of the York Region Special Needs Information Fair planning committee
- Leader of the initiative to help make community events more inclusive for children and youth with special needs
- Volunteer Family Mentor to support other families who have a child with autism
On April 28th, Rahila was one of 6 volunteers honoured at the 54th Annual Richmond Hill Volunteer Achievement Awards event hosted by Mayor Dave Mayor and the town’s councillors. The evening included a lovely video with Rahila and her son, as well as commentary from Heather Hamilton, CTN Family Resource Program Coordinator who shared the ways Rahila has supported CTN.
Thank you Rahila for your tireless passion and commitment to making a difference as we strive to build brighter futures together for kids with multiple special needs.
Would you like to be a CTN volunteer? We are currently looking for new volunteer family mentors. To learn more and to apply, click here.