In recognition of contributions to Accessibility.
The Order of Vaughan is the highest civic honour the city may bestow on individuals who exemplify extraordinary citizenship and better the community. This award recognizes individuals who have made a significant and enduring contribution to the city and is the highest honour the City of Vaughan may present.
Reena’s CEO, Bryan Keshen, is being recognized as a passionate leader, caring teacher, avid mentor and devoted friend. Bryan has dedicated his career to fostering a safe and nurturing environment that is inclusive and allows all individuals to grow and thrive as valued members of the community.
“Bryan is an incredibly worthy recipient of the Order of Vaughan, and I’m honoured to offer an unreserved recommendation for this nomination. His principled leadership within the broader communities demonstrates how deeply committed he is to creating a more inclusive society in Vaughan” said Altaf Stationwala President & CEO, Mackenzie Health and a Member of the Order of Vaughan himself.
This distinguished award is presented to Bryan as Reena’s CEO, and to Reena, as an organization, for the second time. Reena’s previous CEO, Sandy Keshen, who is Bryan’s mother, also received the Order of Vaughan award in 2016. Bryan is the first second generation to be awarded this award.
“It is a privilege to live in Vaughan and an honour to be amongst the leaders who have been inducted into the Order of Vaughan. It is especially heartwarming to be the second generation to receive such recognition as I attempt to follow in the footsteps of my mom, Sandy Keshen,” said Bryan Keshen.
Five other members of the community will be receiving the award on December 21st 2021.
Join the Ceremony
Attached you will find an invitation to this year’s ceremony taking place on Tuesday, December 21 at 7:00pm
A news release was issued announcing this year’s recipients. To read the news release, click here.